Saint George

The Martyrdom of Saint George

The Martyrdom of Saint George, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1644).

Almighty God, who hast made us heirs of all the victories of faith: Arm us, like Saint George, with such trust in the truth that is invisible, that we may seek no rest from its demands, and have no fear in its service; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God of hosts, who didst so kindle the flame of love in the heart of thy servant George that he bore witness to the risen Lord by his life and by his death: grant us the same faith and power of love that we, who rejoice in his triumphs, may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Lord God of hosts who didst give grace to thy servant George to lay aside the fear of man and to confess thee even unto death, grant, we pray thee, that we and all our countrymen who bear office in the world, may think lightly of earthly place and honour and rather seek to please the Captain of our salvation who hath chosen us to be his soldiers, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be thanks and praise from all the armies of thy saints, now and for evermore. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, who makest us to rejoice in the merits and intercession of blessed George thy martyr: Mercifully grant that we who ask for thy benefits through him, may obtain them by the gift of thy grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O Lord, who hast called us to fight under the banner of thy Cross against the evil of the world, the flesh, and the devil: Give grace to our countrymen, that, clothed in purity and equipped with thine armour, they may follow thee as thou goest forth conquering and to conquer; and by faithfulness in the warfare of well-doing may share thy final triumph, and hail the as King of kings and Lord of lords, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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