O God, who art the unsearchable abyss of peace, the ineffable sea of love, the fountain of blessings, and the bestower of affection, who sendest peace to those that receive it; open to us this day the sea of Thy love, and water us with plenteous streams from the riches of Thy grace. Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace. Enkindle in us the fire of Thy love; strengthen our weakness by Thy power: bind us closely to Thee and to each other in one firm and indissoluble bond of unity—Amen.
Syrian Clementine Liturgy.
O Lord, help us, we entreat Thee, to shew forth our love of Thee by keeping Thy commandments. They are not grievous: remove far from us a repining spirit, an unloving fear to transgress, and all willful disobedience—Amen.
Christina G. Rossetti.