A Prayer for This Day and All Days

Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory to Thee.

Glory to Thee who givest me sleep to recruit my weakness,
and to remit the toils of this fretful flesh.

To this day and all days,
a perfect, holy, peaceful, healthy, sinless course,
vouchsafe, O Lord.

The Angel of peace, a faithful guide,
guardian of souls and bodies,
to encamp around me,
and ever to prompt what is salutary,
vouchsafe, O Lord.

Pardon and remission of all sins and of all offenses
vouchsafe, O Lord.

To our souls what is good and convenient,
and peace to the world,
repentance and strictness
for the residue of our life,
and health and peace to the end,
vouchsafe, O Lord.

Whatever is true, whatever is honest,
whatever just, whatever pure,
whatever lovely, whatever of good report,
if there be any virtue, if any praise,
such thoughts, such deeds,
vouchsafe, O Lord.

A Christian close, without sin, without shame,
and, should it please Thee, without pain,
and a good answer
at the dreadful and fearful judgment seat
of Jesus Christ our Lord,
vouchsafe, O Lord.


(a prayer of Lancelot Andrewes)

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