The Freemen’s Prayer
Almighty God, whose loving providence guides the affairs of men in ways beyond our knowing, we thank Thee for all Thy blessings in times past, we thank Thee for the faithfulness and courage of our ancestors who established our freedom and for the ideals and traditions maintained in our Association of Freemen. Help us, we pray Thee, in our generation to uphold what is just and honourable and to find our perfect freedom in Thy service; so that by Thy grace we may be faithful stewards of what Thou hast committed to us, to the praise and glory of Thy Holy Name, Who art the Giver of every good and perfect gift.
We ask this in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen
Written by Prebendary Richard Hill, on the death of his brother, the Rev, James Hill, both Freemen of Shrewsbury.