About 5 years ago I met a godly, little old lady who, among many other books, sent me a copy of an old Anglican Book of Common Prayer. The times I’ve spent reading it have given me a greater appreciation for the rich heritage the reformers have left for us.

How’s this prayer from it:

Blessed Lord, you have caused the holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant to us to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, encouraged and supported by your holy word, we may embrace and always hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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