I have written these things
– to you all so that you may know that you have eternal life,
– to those who believe in the name of the Son of God.
And this is the confidence which we have with him,
because whenever we ask according to his will, he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us whatever we ask,
we know that we have the requests we have requested from him.
Thank you, dear Jesus,
for all you have given me,
for all you have taken away from me,
for all you have left me.
Thomas More (c.1478-1535)