A Prayer to Begin the Day from Erasmus

Lord Jesu Christ, very Sun of the world, ever arising and never going down; Who by Thine appearing givest health and gladness, creating, preserving, and nourishing all things in heaven and in earth; I pray Thee graciously to enlighten my spirit, that the night of sin and the mists of error may be driven away by Thine inward shining; so that I may go all my life long without stumbling, and walk as in the daytime, pure and undefiled by the works of darkness; Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest for ever.

–Frederick B. Macnutt, The prayer manual for private devotions or public use on divers occasions: Compiled from all sources ancient, medieval, and modern (A.R. Mowbray, 1951)


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