Heavenly Father, the Father of all wisdom, understanding, and true strength, we beseech Thee look mercifully upon Thy servants, and send Thy Holy Spirit into their hearts, that when they must join to fight in the field for the glory of Thy holy Name, then they, strengthened with the defense of Thy right hand, may manfully stand in the confession of Thy faith, and continue in the same unto their lives’ end.
–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)
30 Apr 1538: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer gives his chaplain Nicholas Ridley – & future co-martyr – his first cure, the 'worshipful & wealthy' parish of Herne in #Kent #otd (NPG) pic.twitter.com/woZ3rpYp5G
— John McCafferty (@jdmccafferty) April 30, 2018