O God, make the door of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship; narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, and strife.

Make its threshold smooth enough to be no stumbling block to children nor to straying feet, but rugged and strong enough to turn back the tempter’s power.

God, make the door of this house the gateway to thine eternal kingdom.

On St. Stephen’s Wallbrook, London, in The One Year Book of Personal Prayer