Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Before Reading the Scriptures

Blessed Lord,
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:
grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them;
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ:
Who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
one God world without end. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer