O Almighty God Who By Thy Son J

O almighty God, who by Thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to Thy holy

apostles many excellent gifts and commandedst them faithfully to feed

Thy flock, bless, we beseech Thee, our pastor that he may diligently

preach Thy holy Word, and grant us grace to believe Thy saving Gospel

and obediently to follow the teachings of Thy Word, that we may receive

the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.