O ETERNAL Father, who sent Your only begotten Son into the world to die for our sins, who by His precious blood-shedding has purchased to Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works: we beseech You absolutely to dispose of what You have so dearly paid for; mortify us to the world, and confirm our courage to fight manfully under the Banner of our crucified Savior, that we may be able to stand the shock of all temptations, and that nothing, either in life or death, may separate us from Your love in Him our glorious Redeemer, with You and the Holy Ghost lives and reigns one God blessed for ever. – Author Unknown