Sunday, September 10, 2017

On the Road: Finding the Glory to God Prayer in San Luis Obispo

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
Prayer card at the Mission at San Luis Obispo.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good.

We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father.
You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
You are seated at the right hand
of the Father,
have mercy on us.

For You alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


This version of the prayer, Glory to God was found in the Mission at San Luis Obispo, California. Their are 21 missions in California that were built between 1769 and 1833. The Mission at San Luis Obispo was the fifth such mission built beteween San Diego to the south and San Francisco to the north. It was built in 1772.

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