A Prayer for Embracing the Scriptures

I’ve been thinking about this prayer from this past Sunday:

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn,
and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever
hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have
given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Source: BCP Proper 28, p. 236 in the printed editions)

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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