Almighty, eternal and merciful God, whose Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, open and illuminate our minds, that we may purely and perfectly understand your Word and that our lives may be conformed to what we have rightly understood, that in nothing we may be displeasing to your majesty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ulrich Zwingli (1484 – 1531 AD) was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. He was a pastor who worked against ecclesial corruption and whose confessions, liturgy, and church orders live on in the Reformed churches of today. Convinced of the need for just wars, he lived consistently and fought in a battle with Roman Catholic troops, where he died on the frontlines in 1531.