CoE General Synod–Richard of Chichester

Deathbed prayer of the Bishop of Chichester (1197-1253)

Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ

For all the benefits Thou hast given me,
For all the pains and insults Thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother,
May I know Thee more clearly,
Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly.

Dear Jesus,
We thank You for the life and ministry of St. Richard and stand in agreement with his prayer. If there are any delegates to
General Synod whose hearts are not yielded to You, we bless them. May they be so anointed by Your love, they will seek to know You more clearly, love You more dearly, and follow You more nearly. Amen.


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