Friday, April 6, 2012

Give us grace

Elizabeth Kantor gives us this from a bedtime prayer written by Jane Austen:
Give us grace to endeavour after a truly Christian spirit to seek to attain that temper of forbearance and patience of which our Blessed Saviour has set us the highest example; and which, while it prepares us for the spiritual happiness of the life to come, will secure to us the best enjoyment of what this world can give. Incline us oh God! to think humbly of ourselves, to be severe only in the examination of our own conduct, to consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves.
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