Prayer of glad hearts

May God,
from whom all grace comes,
fill our dead, cold, lukewarm,
empty, narrow, sluggish,
careless, false, hypocritical,
unfaithful, doubting, frivolous,
erring, godless, corrupted,
dispirited, depressed, sorrowful,

L. Peterson, Princeton, Illinois, December 1, 1871
Quoted in Glad Hearts: The Joys of Believing and Challenges of Belonging, compiled and edited by James R. Hawkinson