A Default Prayer

by Richard Long,

   Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who was the main architect of the Book of Common Prayer, had the wisdom to write a very helpful prayer for those times when you felt un-prayerful.

“Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not ask, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

   This collect, like many others found in the BCP, is short enough to memorize and meditate upon, full of deeper meaning and devout attitude.

  If you are drawn to more of this kind of prayer, I recommend the website for the Prayer Book Society of Canada.

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