men touching each other's foreheads

For Strength and Guidance

Lord God Almighty, shaper and ruler of all creatures, we pray Thee for
Thy great mercy, that Thou guide us better than we have done, towards
Thee, and guide us to Thy will, to the need of our soul, better than we
can ourselves. And steadfast our mind towards Thy will and to our soul’s
need. And strengthen us against the temptations of the devil, and put
far from us all lust, and every unrighteousness, and shield us against
our foes, seen and unseen. And teach us to do Thy will, that we may
inwardly love Thee before all things, with a pure mind. For Thou art our
maker and our redeemer, our help, our comfort, our trust, our hope;
praise and glory be to Thee now, ever and ever, world without end. Amen.

“Alfred the Great

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