Let us pray (in silence) [that God may continue to guide and gather us]
Almighty and everlasting God,
in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:
Preserve the works of your mercy,
that your Church throughout the world
may persevere with steadfast faith
in the confession of your Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
This is from TEC’s Book of Common Prayer (p.235) – an ancient, shared prayer – the commentary is here.
Roman Catholics use a collect with an ancient, shared history.
Let us pray (in silence) [that the God who entices us may also enable us to be transformed]
Almighty and everliving God,
conform our wills freely to yours,
and direct our hearts
to share your glory by our undivided service;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The commentary is here.
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