Prayer of John Calvin

“Grant, Almighty God, that as we must in various ways carry on a warfare on earth, we may be animated by the power of Thy Spirit, so as to go on through fire and water, and be ever so subject to Thee, that relying on Thine aid, we may never hesitate to face all perils of death, all troubles, all reproaches, and all the terrors of men, until having at length gained the final victory, we shall come to that blessed rest, which Thine only-begotten Son hath procured for us by His own blood.  Amen.”