Saturday, October 31, 2009

Reformation Day

The last Sunday in October is Reformation Day.

For all the reformers, doctors, martyrs, theologians, parish priests, soldiers and friends of Christ who rescued his Holy Church from error, wickedness, and compromise.

Let us praise the Lord.

Great Captain, lead your fighting church to war! Arm us with the weapons of the gospel to defend the holy ground our fathers contended for. Stamp out the spirit of compromise, and keep us from yielding even the least particle of faith that was once entrusted to the saints. Be our mighty Fortress to protect us from the devil. As the clouds of evil darken and the stress of the last times increases, give us a double portion of the martyr-spirit, that we may be bold and steadfast in battle and appear at last before your throne with fearless hearts....

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