A Prayer to Begin the Day from Daily Prayer

perfect in us that which is lacking of thy gifts;
of faith, to increase it
of hope, to stablish
it of love, to kindle it
and make us to fear but one thing only,
the fearing aught more than thee,
our Father, our Saviour, our Lord, for ever and ever.

–After Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626), Daily Prayer, Eric Milner-White and G. W. Briggs, eds. (London: Penguin Books 1959 edition of the 1941 original)


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