Oh Lord, our hiding place, grant us wisdom we pray Thee, to seek no hiding place out of Thee in life or in death. Now hide us in Thine own presence from the provoking of all men, and keep us from the strife of tongues. Make us meek, humble, patient, and teach us to seek peace and ensue it. --Amen.
Christina Rosetti, from Prayers Ancient and Modern by Mary W. Tileston, Aug. 12 reading.