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Prayers Ancient and Modern 01/24

Grant, O heavenly Father, that we may so faithfully believe in Thee, and so fervently love one another, alway having in Thy lear, and in the obedience of Thy holy law and blessed will, that we, being fruitful in all good works, may lead our life according to Thy good pleasure in this transitory world and, after this frail and short life, obtain the true and immortal life, where thou iivest and reign-est, world without end—Amen.

Thomas Becon (1511-1567)

Make us, O Lord, to flourish like pure lilies in the courts of Thine house, and to show forth to the faithful the fragrance of good works, and the example of a godly life, through Thy mercy and grace—Amen.

Mozarabic Sacramentary, before A.D. 700

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