The College Prayer

Yesterday I had my induction onto the MA in Theology, Politics and Faith-Based Organisations at King’s College, London, which is very exciting and I hope my blogging over the next two years will be enriched by the many meaty ideas that I will be chewing over in the course of my studies.

I was struck, however, by the words of the King’s College Prayer quoted by the Dean in his introductory remarks and include the prayer below, as I think it’s rather brilliant:

“ALMIGHTY God,
the Fountain of Wisdom and the Giver of every perfect gift;
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy;
Send down, we beseech you, your blessing upon this College,
and prosper the designs of its founders and benefactors. Enable us, by your grace,
faithfully to discharge the duties of our several stations,
remembering the strict and solemn account
which we must one day give before the judgement-seat of Christ.
More particularly we pray, that the seeds of Learning, Virtue and Religion, here sown, may bring forth fruit abundantly to your glory and the benefit of our fellow creatures.
These and all other blessings, for them and for us,
we humbly ask in the name and through the mediation
of Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord. Amen.”

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