Prayer of St. John Fisher
So, good Lord, do now in like manner again with thy Church militant ; change and make the soft and slippery earth into hard stones; set in thy Church strong and mighty pillars that may suffer and endure great labours, watching, poverty, thirst, hunger, cold and heat; which also shall not fear the threatings of princes, persecution, neither death but always persuade and think with themself to suffer with a good will, slanders, shame and all kinds of torments for the glory and laud of Thy Holy Name. (This prayer was spoken in the last year of Henry VII.; it was fulfilled in the author's person twenty-seven years later on Tower Hill.) St. John Fisher was martyred by Henry VIII on June 22, 1535.
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