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Prayer for Grace to Enable us to Perform that Resolution

BUT, O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations with which we daily meet; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy Spirit; that we may be effectually restrained from sin, and incited to our duty.  Imprint upon our hearts such a dread of thy judgements, and such a grateful sense of thy goodness to us, as may make us both afraid and ashamed to offend thee.

And, above all, keep in our minds a lively remembrance of that great day, in which we must give a strict account of our thoughts, words, and actions to him whom thou hast appointed the Judge of quick and dead, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

From the Book of Common Prayer of the Reformed Episcopal Church