Prayer for Saint Thomas More. With A Lawyer’s Prayer.
Dear Scholar and Martyr, it was not the King of England but you who were the true defender of the faith. Like Christ unjustly condemned, neither promises nor threats could make you accept a civil ruler as head of the Christian Church. Perfect in your honesty and love of truth, grant that lawyers and judges may imitate you and achieve true justice for all people.
Give me the grace good Lord, to set the world at naught; To set my mind fast upon thee and not to hang upon the blast of men’s mouths. To be content to be solitary. Not to long for worldly company but utterly to cast off the world and rid my mind of the business thereof.