Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

A Prayer for the Weary

Let me not seek out of thee
what I can find only in thee, O Lord:
peace and rest and joy and bliss,
which abide only in thine abiding joy.
Lift up my soul above the weary round of harassing thoughts
to thy eternal Presence.
Lift up my soul
to the pure, bright, serene, radiant atmosphere of thy Presence,
that there I may breathe freely,
there repose in thy love,
there be at rest from myself,
and from all things that weary me;
and thence return,
arrayed with thy peace,
to do and bear what shall please thee. Amen.

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882)