O Lord, give us
and courageous hearts.
Fill our souls with
devotion to your service,
and strength against all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Source: Archbishop Laud, 1573
Source of this version: Service and Prayers for Church and Home edited by Wilbur Patterson Thirkield, 1918
Original in traditional English:
Give unto us, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee, a wise, a sober, a patient, an understanding, a devout, a religious, a courageous heart; a soul full of devotion to do thee service, strength against all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.