Few use the grand prerogative of mind.
How few think justly of the thinking few!
How many never think, who think they do!
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life.
—James 1. 12.
Almighty God, I would learn that while thou art a forgiving Lord, nature has no mercy on them that break her laws. Forgive me for all my neglect, and help me to see the way in which thou hast through mercy led me. Give me the power to endure and the strength to resist temptation. May I seek to understand thy laws, that I may not fail through ignorance. Amen.