Grant us, O Lord, the will to accomplish all that pleases
you; the strength to do all that you command and the reverence
to respect all that you have made; for your own name’s sake.
Francis of Assisi ...
Create within us, O God, a love for your holy word. Teach us
its true and inner meaning. Within its sacred pages may we
find new strength and joy; by its precepts guidance for the
soul, and through familiar words ...
Preferring nothing to you, O Christ, let us hold fast to your
love, embrace your cross and honour your name. Let conviction
mark our speech, courage our life and patience our faith; for
your own name’s sake. Amen.
Power of God, be our protection; wisdom of God, be our
word of God, be our inspiration; shield of God, be our
hosts of God, be our deliverance; Son of God, be our
now and always. Amen.
O consuming fire, O Spirit of love, descend into the depth of
our hearts and there transform us until we are fire of your
fire, love of your love, and Christ himself is formed within
Teach us, O Lord, to attempt what we fear we cannot
attain, to ascend what we fear we cannot reach and to express
what we fear we cannot utter. In adoring you whom we
cannot comprehend, teach us to celebrate ...