Who can tell what a day may bring forth?
Cause me therefore, gracious God,
To live every day as if it were to be my last,
For I know not but that it may be such.
Cause me to live now as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
O grant that I may not die with any guilt on my conscience,
Or any known sin unrepented of,
But that I may be found in Christ,
who is my only Saviour and Redeemer.
Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)