Lord, grant me a simple, kind, open, believing, loving, and generous heart, worthy of being your dwelling-place.




** – From prayer by John Sergieff, 1829-1908, in The Harper Collins Book of Prayers: A Treasury of Prayers Through the Ages (HarperSanFrancisco, 1994); cited in When True Simplicity Is Gained: Finding Spiritual Clarity in a Complex World, by Martin Marty and Micah Marty (William B. Eerdmans 1998).