A prayer

Another one of my favorite things is Jane’s Evening Prayers.  She wrote three of them.  They’re gorgeous, echoing the Book of Common Prayer.  It’s wonderful to me to have these very rare statements of her faith.  As her nephew James Edward said, her faith was something she would rather live than talk about.

Here’s the beginning of the first:

“Give us Grace Almighty Father, so to pray, as to deserve to be heard, to address thee with our hearts, as with our lips.  Thou art every where present.”

That is the challenge, not simply to pray with words but with our hearts as well.

If you’d like to read all of the prayers, they’re available online here.

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