Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Wenceslaus of Christmas carol fame! Wenceslaus was from Bohemia in the modern day Czech Republic and was killed in 935 by his brother Boleslav the Cruel (what a perfect name). For our prayer today, we used the final (and my favorite) verse of "Good King Wenceslaus"
In his master's steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing.