Prayer for ‘infection of good courage’ – Thomas More, England

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Grant us, O Lord,
The royalty of inward happiness
And the serenity which comes
from living close to Thee.
Do Thou daily renew in us
The sense of Joy
so that by Thy Spirit,
We may bear about us
The infection of good courage.

–  Thomas More  1478-1535