O Almighty God,
who hast given unto me my father and mother,
and made them to be an image of Thine authority,
and love, and tender watchfulness;
and hast commanded me to love, and honour,
and obey them in all things:
give me grace
cheerfully and with my whole heart
to keep this Thy law.
Help me to love them fervently,
to yield a ready obedience
to their commands,
to comply with their wishes,
to study their happiness
and to bear their rebukes with patience and humility.
Deliver me O God, from pride,
rebellion and wilfulness,
from passion and stubbornness,
Make me diligent in all my duties and studies,
and patient in all my trials;
that so living, I may deserve to be Thy child,
who art our Father in Heaven.
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in whose honour Thou makest us to rejoice.
Through Christ our Lord.
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