“Almighty God, since we are the work and creation of Your hands, grant us to realize that we do not live and move except in You alone. And grant, we pray, that we would be so subject to You that we are not only ruled by Your hidden providence but also give such evidence of our willing obedience and submission to You, as children should, that we zealously glorify Your name on earth, until we attain to the enjoyment of that blessed inheritance which is laid up for us in heaven, through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
–John Calvin, On Prayer: Conversation with God, Ed. I. John Hesselink (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006), 41.