Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Right Priorities

grant that my heart may be truly cleansed
and filled with thy Holy Spirit,
and that I may arise to serve thee,
and lie down to sleep in entire confidence in thee,
and submission to thy will,
ready for life or for death.
Let me live for the day,
not overcharged with worldly cares,
but feeling that my treasure is not here,
and desiring truly to be joined to thee
in thy heavenly kingdom,
and to those who are already gone to thee.
O Lord, save me from sin,
and guide me with thy Spirit,
and keep me in faithful obedience to thee,
through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

Thomas Arnold (1795-1842)