O Lord God, our Governor, we implore You, of Your mercy, that we may have the heavenly vision and see things as they appear to you. May the turmoil of this world be seen by us to be bringing forward the sweet peace of the eternal years. May we see good in the midst of all the troubles and sorrows of our own hearts. Regardless of the outward storm, with quiet mind and inward peace may we do the duty of life which brings to us a quiet heart. May we be ever trusting in You. We give You thanks for all Your mercy. We ask Your forgiveness for all our sins. We pray for Your guidance in all things, Your presence in the hour of death, and Your glory in the life to come. Of Your mercy hear us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.