O Lord God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Book of Common Prayer
Old Testament Reading
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.Psalm 115: 1
New Testament Reading
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture, And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. And other fell on good ground and sprang up and bare fruit an hundredfold.Luke 8: 5-8
Omnia tempus habent et suis spatiis transeunt universa sub caelo.
In die bona fruere bonis et malum diem praecave.All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven. In the good day enjoy good things, and beware beforehand of the evil day.