Merciful and gracious God,
you gave Charles Simeon such a love for souls
that he preached and laboured fervently,
so that all might come to their true home;
so fill our hearts and minds with your goodness,
that we may be one with you at all times,
in the fellowship of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
you see that we have no power of ourselves
to help ourselves;
keep us both outwardly in our bodies
and inwardly in our souls,
that we may be defended from all adversities
which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts
which may assault and hurt the soul.