Unity of the Faith – Prayer by John Calvin

Grant, Almighty God,

that since under the guidance of thy Son we have been united together in the body of thy Church,
which has been so often scattered and torn asunder,
O grant that we may continue in the unity of faith,
and perseveringly fight against all the temptations of this world,
and never deviate from the right course,
whatever new troubles may daily arise;

and though we are exposed to many deaths,
let us not be seized with fear, such as may extinguish in our hears every hope;
but may we, on the contrary, learn to raise up our eyes and minds and all our thoughts to thy great power,
by which thou quickenest the dead, and raisest from nothing things which are not,
so that, though we be daily exposed to ruin,
our souls may ever aspire to eternal salvation,
until thou at length really showest thyself to be the fountain of life,
when we shall enjoy that endless felicity which has been obtained for us
by the blood of thine only begotten Son our Lord.


Prayer by John Calvin

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