O God, the Creator of both summer and winter, who causest light to shine out of the thick gloom, and bringest good out of evil; give us grace so to flee what Thou for Thou knowest our frame, Thou rememberest that we are dust. Be Thou our Strength and Deliverer; in our great need be Thou our Helper; pour Thy consolations into our hearts, and let the gospel of Thy beloved Son minister comfort and peace to our souls—Amen.
Henry W. Foote.
O God Almighty, who to them that have no might increasest strength, strengthen us to do and suffer Thy good will and pleasure; through Jesus Christ—Amen.
Christina G. Rossetti.