Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday Synaxis

O God, animate us to cheerfulness. May we have a joyful sense of our blessings, and maintain a perpetual contentedness under Thy allotments. Preserve us from despondency, from yielding to dejection. Teach us that no disappointment or calamity is intolerable and that nothing can hurt us if, with true loyalty of affection, we keep Thy commandments and take refuge in Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

- adapted from W. Channing, 19th cent.