and givest them of thy pleasure: which of thy great mercy hast chosen thy servant and handmaid to feed thy people and thine inheritance: so teach me, I humbly beseech thee, thy word, and so strengthen me with thy grace, that I may feed thy people with a faithful and a true heart; and rule them prudently with power.
O Lord, thou hast set me on high, my flesh is frail and weak. If I therefore anytime forget thee, touch my heart O Lord that I may again remember thee. If I swell against thee, pluck me down in my own conceit.
Create therefore in me O Lord a new heart and so renew my spirit within me that thy law may be study, thy truth my delight; thy church my care: thy people my crown.
(Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England)