“O blessed Lord, I beseech Thee to pour down upon me such grace as may not only cleanse this life of mine, but beautify it a little, if it be Thy will,–before I go hence and am no more seen.  Grant that I may love Thee with all my heart and soul and mind and strength, and my neighbor as myself–and that I may persevere unto the end; through Jesus Christ–Amen.”

-James Skinner, quoted in Great Souls at Prayer, 125