A Prayer to Begin the Day

O thou who sendest forth the light, createst the morning, and makest the sun to rise on the good and the evil: Enlighten the blindness of our minds with the knowledge of the truth; lift up the light of thy countenance upon us, that in thy light we may see light, and, at the last, in the light of grace the light of glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

— Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)


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2 comments on “A Prayer to Begin the Day

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Today is the Feast of Charles the Martyr.

  2. MichaelA says:

    Yes, according to some. However, its not in the BCP and likely never will be. The only reason that feast was added to the calendar in the first place was as part of the rehabilitation program enforced on the church by Charles’ son.

    The harsh truth was that Charles was a misguided man whose incompetence almost led to episcopacy dying out in England.

    As it happens, the collect above is the work of Lancelot Andrewes, a man of somewhat similar views to Charles but vastly greater wisdom and competence!