Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Making Each Day Count for God

Teach us, O Father,
how to ask thee each moment silently for thy help.
If we fail,
teach us at once to ask thee to forgive us.
If we are disquieted,
enable us, by thy grace, quickly to turn to thee.
May nothing come between us and thee.
May we will, do, and say,
just what thou, our loving and tender Father,
wiliest us to will, do, and say.
Work thy holy will in us, and through us, this day.
Protect us, guide us, bless us within and without,
that we may do something this day for love of thee ;
something which shall please thee ;
and that we may this evening be nearer to thee,
though we see it not nor know it.
Lead us, Lord, in a strait way unto thyself,
and keep us in thy grace unto the end;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882)