Wednesday 27 April 2011

That we may bring the same to good effect

The Collect for Easter, from the Book of Common Prayer - a prayer for those of us who made good resolutions on Easter Sunday, and are now in need of some help in carrying them out:

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

(preventing definition 4)

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