Pray FOR St. Thomas More
Dear scholar and martyr, it was not
the king of England but you who
were the true defender of the faith.
Like Christ unjustly condemned,
neither promises nor threats could
make you accept a civil ruler
as head of the Christian Church.
Perfect in your honesty and love
of truth, grant that lawyers
and judges may imitate you and
achieve true justice for all
Give me the grace good Lord, to set
the world at naught; to set my mind
fast upon thee and not to hang upon
the blast of men's mouths. To
be content to be solitary. Not to long
for worldly company but utterly
to cast off the world and rid my mind
of the business thereof.