O God of love

Daily Reading for November 6 • William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944

O God of love, we ask you to give us love:

love in our thinking, love in our speaking, love in our doing,

and love in the hidden places of our souls;

love of our neighbours, near and far;

love of our friends, old and new;

love of those whom we find it hard to bear with us;

love of those with whom we work,

and love of those with whom we take our ease;

love in joy, love in sorrow,

love in life and love in death;

that so at length we may be worthy to dwell with you,

who are eternal Love. Amen.

A prayer of Archbishop William Temple, quoted in Give Us Grace: An Anthology of Anglican Prayers, compiled by Christopher L. Webber. Copyright © 2004. Used by permission of Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. www.morehousepublishing.com

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