most gracious God,
that we may love and seek you always and everywhere,
above all things and for your sake,
in this present life,
and at last find you and forever hold you fast in the life to come.
Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Thomas Bradwardine, d. 1349
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.