An English reformer and Bible translator, Miles Coverdale was best known for producing the famous Coverdale Bible, first complete translation of the Bible into modern English. Although he lived on the continent for much of his life, Coverdale built off the work of earlier translators like William Tyndale and John Wycliffe, both of whom were condemned for their translation efforts, and produced a Bible translation that would have tremendous influence during the time of the English Reformation.
Miles Coverdale died on January 20, 1569. In honor of his amazing life and ministry, today’s prayer comes from him.
O Lord Jesus Christ, draw thou our hearts unto thee;
join them together in inseparable love,
that we may abide in thee and thou in us,
and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure for ever.
Let the fiery darts of thy love pierce through
all our slothful members and inward powers,
that we, being happily wounded,
may so become whole and sound.
Let us have no lover but thyself alone;
let us seek no joy nor comfort except in thee.