A Prayer to begin the Day from from Henry Stobart (1824-1895)

O Lord Jesu Christ, who didst bid us to take up our cross daily and follow Thee, make, we pray Thee, the yoke of Thy commandments sweet, and the burden of Thy Cross light, unto our souls. Conform Thy servants, O Lord, to the likeness of Thy Passion. Give us grace, O eternal Father, that we may carry in our hearts the image of Jesus crucified, that, being fashioned after His life-giving death, we may die to the flesh, and live according to the spirit of righteousness, through the merits of the same Thy son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

–Henry Stobart, Daily Services For Christian Households (London:SPCK, 1867), p.76


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