Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all bishops, including Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, our Presiding Bishop; Rob and Don, our Bishops; and other ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments.
And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace, and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy Word, truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.
We beseech thee also so to rule the hearts of those who bear the authority of government in this and every land, especially Donald, our president, Nathan, our governor, and Kasim, our mayor, that they may be led to wise decisions and right actions for the welfare and peace of the world.
Open, O Lord, the eyes of all people to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works, that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, they may honor thee with their substance, and be faithful stewards of thy bounty.
And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succor Craig, Emmitt, Ed, Owen, Elizabeth, and Betsy, and all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.
We give thee thanks for the birth of Edmond David Cross Smythe, son of Roseanne and David Smythe, and for our friends at San Pablo Parish in Camaguey, Cuba, and the safe arrival of Father Evelio and his wife Madel.
And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear, especially Barbara Darmon and Roger Clifton, and the ones for whom the altar greenery is given: Bertel Wright, Ivy Dougherty, and Trenton Tunnell, Jr, beseeching thee to grant them continual growth in thy love and service; and to grant us grace so to follow the good examples of blessed Mary, blessed Luke, and all thy saints, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom.
Grant these our prayers, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.