Prosper Thou the work of my hands, O Lord; O prosper thou my handywork.
Guide me with Thy counsel.
To the greater glory of Thy name, O God, I approach this work and offer it to Thee in union with the infinite merits of Jesus Christ.
Whatsoever I do in word and deed, may I do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
–The Rev. T. T. Carter, The Treasury of Devotion: a Manual of Prayer for General and Daily Use (London: Rivingtons, 1871)