A Prayer to Begin the Day from Richard of Chichester

Thanks be to thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us, for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, may we know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly, now and for evermore.


Posted in Lent, Spirituality/Prayer

2 comments on “A Prayer to Begin the Day from Richard of Chichester

  1. Steve Perisho says:

    I wonder if the second half of this really does come from St. Richard of Chichester, and have started a blog post on it here:


    If anyone has a contribution to make, I would love to hear of it.

  2. Kendall Harmon says:

    Very interesting, thanks Steve. It is truly beautiful and it would be nice to know to whom to give credit for it if the current popular understanding is not correct.