A prayer of John Wycliffe…..
Lord, give me grace to hold righteousness in all things
that I may lead a clean and blessed life and prudently flee evil
and that I may understand the treacherous and deceitful falseness of the devil.
Make me mild, peaceable, courteous, and temperate.
And make me steadfast and strong.
Also, Lord, give Thou to me that I be quiet in words
and that I speak what is appropriate.
“Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person than the shouts of a foolish king.” (Ecclesiastes 9:17 NLT)