rescue us, for the sake of your Son

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O Father, we feel ourselves-
   our hearts as well as our bodies-
   prone and ready to sin.
The world, the flesh, and the devil seek to rule in us,
     and to expel the honor that is due to your holy name.
Therefore, we pray, most merciful Father,
   for the sake of the love you have for your only Son, Jesus Christ,
   deliver us from this terrible bondage.
May your kingdom come-
   to drive out the sin,
   to loose the bonds of Satan,
   to tame the flesh,
   and to make us righteous and pure.
May we hold fast to you, so that you alone may reign in us,
   that we may be your kingdom and possession
   and obey you with all the power and strength
   of our hearts and bodies.
Amen.

William Tyndale, c.1494 – c.1536, English scholar, Bible translator

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For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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