From our archives: originally posted Feb. 2007
Lent Prayers: St. Thomas More
Filed under: Quotable, Saints & Church Fathers, Lent 2007, Lent Prayers — Karen B.
Glorious God, give me grace to amend my life and to have an eye to mine end without grudge of death, which to them that die in thee, good Lord, is the fate of a wealthy life. Give me, good Lord, a full faith, a firm hope and a fervent charity, a love to thee incomparable above the love to myself. Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with thee, not for the avoiding of the calamities of this world, nor so much for the attaining of the joys of heaven, as for the very love of thee.
— Thomas More (1478 – 1535) (from a prayer written a few days before his execution.)