Prayers by Saint Edmund
May our Lord, Jesus Christ
so enable us to honour God,
to love our neighbour,
to humble ourselves
that we may deserve to be honoured for our honour,
to be loved for our love,
and for our humility to be exalted
to the joys of heaven
prepared for us from the beginning of the world. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ,
mercifully grant to me
that the rest of my pilgrimage
may be directed according to thy will,
that my temporal life
may be completed in thee,
and my soul may deserve to enjoy thee,
who art eternal life,
for ever. Amen.
Into thy hands O Lord and Father,
we commend our souls and our bodies,
our parents and our homes,
friends and kindred,
our benefactors and brethren departed,
all thy people faithfully believing,
and all who need thy pity and protection.
Enlighten us with thy holy grace,
and suffer us never more to be separated from thee,
who art one God in Trinity, God everlasting. Amen.