John and Charles Wesley, Priests
In the ecumenical spirit of the upcoming Lenten season, a nod to two brothers who preached and sang of the glories of holiness in a way that shaped the Church forever... and all because their heroic mother refused to give up her breviary when she was a teenager. Sometimes, the glorious fruit of obedience proceeds from a decision to remain Anglican and pray in one's closet.
Lord God, who inspired your servants John and Charles Wesley with burning zeal for the sanctification of souls, and endowed them with eloquence in speech and song: Kindle in your Church, we entreat you, such fervor, that those whose faith has cooled may be warmed, and those who have not known Christ may turn to him and be saved; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.