Speaking truth

Set a watch, O Lord, upon our tongue:
That we many never speak the cruel word which is untrue;
or, being true, is not the whole truth;
or, being wholly true, is merciless;
for the love of Jesus Christ our Lord.


from Daily Prayer by Eric Milner-White and G.W. Briggs (London: Oxford University Press) quoted in Prayers for Students edited by John W. Doberstein, Chaplain of Muhlenberg College, Student Service Commission, National Lutheran Council, 1947.   

Bene orasse est bene studuisse.


Student Prayers


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