Friday, July 23, 2010

John Huss as he lay in chains in prison before being burned at the stake (Czechoslovakia) 1415

"O loving Christ, draw me a weakling, after yourself; for if you do not draw me I cannot follow you. Give me a brave spirit that I may be ready and alert. If the flesh is weak, may your grace go before me, come alongside me, and follow me; for without you I cannot do anything, and especially, for your sake I cannot go to a cruel death. Grant me a ready spirit, a fearless heart, a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect love, that for your sake I may lay down my life with patience and joy."

John Hus was martyred July 6, 1415. He died singing.