Thursday, September 20, 2007

Let Us Pray

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the House of Bishops for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior, the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Rev. Kurt said...

Amen. Amen.

Mary Clara said...

With all my heart, Amen.

Juanuchis said...

Indeed. This: "Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory." seems to be so often lost.


Anonymous said...


Leonardo R.

FranIAm said...

May there be peace. Amen.

Dennis said...

perhaps at this point the more appropriate collect is the one from the 1662 "In the time of War and Tumults" where we pray that God may " and deliver us... from the hands of our enemies..."

Just sayin'

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