To Proceed in the Right Course

Grant, Almighty God, that since you see us to be so prone to all the allurements of Satan and the world, and at the same time so devoid of judgment and carried away by mere levity, O, grant that by your Spirit leading us, we may proceed in the right course--on which we have already entered under your guidance and directing hand, so that we may never go astray from your Word, nor by any means turn aside from pursuing toward the mark which you have set before us; and though Satan may attempt to draw us aside, may we yet continue steadfast in your service, and thus proceed, until we arrive at that blessed rest which, after the warfare of the present life, you have promised to us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. 

(a prayer of John Calvin, in his Commentary on Hosea, updated by me into modern English; photo illustration by Arek Adeoye (areksan) via

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