Let us not lack the thing, O Father,
without which we cannot serve You.
But bless all the works of our hands
that we may have sufficient,
and not to be chargeable,
but rather helpful unto others.
Be merciful, O Lord, to our offenses.
And seeing our debt is great,
which You have forgiven us in Jesus Christ,
make us to love You,
and our neighbors so much the more.
Be our Father,
our Captain and Defender in all temptations.
Hold us by Your merciful hand,
that we may be delivered from all inconveniences,
and end our lives in the sanctifying and honor of Your holy name.
- John Knox