18 June 2012

A Prayer from "Sursum Corda"

W.H. Frere & A.I. Illingworth, Sursum Corda, pp. 96-97

O God of sure mercies,
I pray for the consummation of salvation
according to Thy eternal purpose
I pray Thee to accomplish speedily
the mystery of the good pleasure of Thy will.
Come quickly, and gather together in one
all things in CHRIST.
Strengthen the weak hands,
confirm the feeble knees :
let the eyes of the blind be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped ;
let waters of life break out in the wilderness,
and streams in the desert '
cast up the highway there,
the way called "The way of holiness,"
that the ransomed of the LORD
may return and come to Zion
with songs of gladness and everlasting joy.

+Sursum Corda!