O LORD Most High,
Who only has almighty power, possess my soul with such holy awe of You that I may give You the honour due unto Your great Name, and reverently regard all things which bear Your mark, never profaning holy things, nor handling carelessly what You have set apart for Yourself. Let the dread of Your stern justice make me tremble to provoke You. Oh, suffer me not so to misplace my fear as to be afraid of man that shall die, and pass away like a shadow, but be bold against God, Who is a consuming fire. But steep my whole soul in that fear of You which is the beginning of wisdom, which is a bridle to all fleshly appetites, which may prepare me for that love which cast out fear.
” Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your Name.” Amen.
Book: The Armoury of Prayer A book of Devotion
Compiled by: Berdmore Compton Vicar of All Saints’, Margaret Street
Publisher: Rivingtons Waterloo Place, London 1877
Revised and Adapted by: Karrol Sneed 2014