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365 Days with Christina Rossetti–Day 8

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Exodus 15:6; Psalm 24:8

Thy Right Hand, O Lord is become glorious in power: Thy Right Hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Mighty in battle, make I pray Thee, Thy Church militant mighty also in battle. Give her courage to attack all strongholds of infidelity and sin; arm her with patience under apparent failure, and perseverance against ever-renewed opposition. Above all kindle in her such love of souls for Thy most blessed sake, that she may toil and travail for the salvation of all men, and may always and everywhere recollect Thine Image and impart Thy consolations. Amen.

Editors’ Note: Christina Rossetti wrote a devotional entitled Annus Domini: A Prayer for the Days of the Year, Founded on a Text of Holy Scripture (1874). We will be featuring one of her prayers on a regular basis on our blog.