Lord God Almighty, shaper and ruler of all creatures, we pray Thee for Thy great mercy, that Thou guide us better than we have done, towards Thee, and guide us to Thy will, to the need of our soul, better than we can ourselves. And steadfast our mind towards Thy will and to our soul’s need. And strengthen us against the temptations of the devil, and put far from us all lust, and every unrighteousness, and shield us against our foes, seen and unseen. And teach us to do Thy will, that we may inwardly love Thee before all things, with a pure mind. For Thou art our maker and our redeemer, our help, our comfort, our trust, our hope; praise and glory be to Thee now, ever and ever, world without end. Amen.
–James Manning,ed., Prayers of the Middle Ages: Light from a Thousand Years (Nashville: The Upper Room, 1954)
Today, the 26th October is the #feastday of #AlfredtheGreat, King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899🕯️He is known for translating many works into the language of the common people https://t.co/rZIBY9c32u pic.twitter.com/kERWRnyPxU
— @stjohnthebaptistpontfadog (@stjohnt41847528) October 26, 2018