A Priest to the Temple — A Prayer after Sermon
I’m hoping that all of the North American preachers are in bed now, resting for tomorrow. And since Morning Prayer will take priority over RSS aggregators, my plan is that this posting will be sitting in your inbox after your Sunday morning sermon. It’s all part of the Herbert Festivall, featuring extracts from A Priest to the Temple.
A Prayer after Sermon.
BLessed be God! and the Father of all mercy! who continueth to pour his benefits upon us. Thou hast elected us, thou hast called us, thou hast justified us, sanctified, and glorified us: Thou wast born for us, and thou livedst and diedst for us: Thou hast given us the blessings of this life, and of a better. O Lord! thy blessings hang in clusters, they come trooping upon us! they break forth like mighty waters on every side. And now Lord, thou hast fed us with the bread of life: so man did eat Angels food: O Lord, blesse it: O Lord, make it health and strength unto us; still striving &prospering so long within us, untill our obedience reach the measure of thy love, who hast done for us as much as may be. Grant this dear Father, for thy Son’s sake, our only Saviour: To whom with thee, and the Holy Ghost, three Persons, but one most glorious, incomprehensible God, be ascribed all Honour, and Glory, and Praise, ever. Amen.
Image from Leighton Bromswold in Ely Diocese, UK.