Friday, April 10, 2020

"Inflame my heart with holy desires"

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, who hast preserved me by Thy tender forbearance, once more to commemorate Thy Love in the Redemption of the world, grant that I may so live the residue of my days, as to obtain Thy mercy when Thou shalt call me from the present state. Illuminate my thoughts with knowledge, and inflame my heart with holy desires. Grant me to resolve well, and keep my resolutions. Take not from me Thy Holy Spirit, but in life and in death have mercy on me for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen
Samuel Johnson, Easter, 1776.

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