O LORD God, our Heavenly Father, we thank You that You have called us to the knowledge of Your grace, and faith in You. Increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us ever more. We thank You for all those who are called by Your name in all parts of the world, praying that they may steadfastly walk in the way that leads to eternal life. We thank You for all Your servants departed this life in Your faith and fear, beseeching You to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be made partakers of Your heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. (Adapted.)

Book: A Chain of Prayer Across the Ages
Author: Selina Fitzherbert Fox, M.D., B.S.
Publisher: Toronto: Bell and Cockburn