A Prayer to Begin the Day from Lancelot Andrewes

Shine upon us, O Lord, thou one true light, that we may behold thy beauty in creation, thy mind in the everlasting Gospel, thy hand both in our reproofs and blessings, thy presence always and in all places, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, God blessed for evermore.

Thou who sendest forth the light, createst the morning, and makest the sun to rise on the good and on the evil: Enlighten the blindness of our minds with the knowledge of the truth:
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.

Daily Prayer, Eric Milner-White and G. W. Briggs, eds. (London: Penguin Books 1959 edition of the 1941 original)


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