Father, you have shown me wonderful things out of your Word. You have set me in a new position—my relationship to you is closer and more blessed than I knew. Your Holy Spirit has made me your child, and taken my otherwise fruitless life and made it the ground tilled by your hand.
Grant to me such peace of soul that I may be calm amid all vexation, that I may find my highest joy in abiding in Christ, that I may be called by you your friend and may live in a conscious oneness both with you and all who love you in sincerity. Have mercy upon your divided Church and heal the breach for Jesus’ sake, that the world may believe that you did send him.