Prayers Ancient and Modern 08/05

O God of strength, passing all understanding, who mercifully givest to Thy people mercy and judgment; grant to us, we beseech Thee, faithfully to love Thee, and to walk in the way of righteousness—Amen.

Sarum Breviary, A.D. 1085

O Lord, Shield of our help, who wilt not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able, help us, we entreat Thee, in all our straits and wrestlings, to lift up our eyes unto Thee, and stay our hearts on Thee—Amen.

Christina G. Rossetti.

O God, the Father of mercies, grant unto us ever to hold fast to the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry to Thee, “Father,” and are called, and are, Thy sons; through our Lord Jesus Christ—Amen.

Roman Breviary.

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