Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Prayer for The Church on Earth

Be with Thy missionaries in pagan lands, put right words into their mouths, prosper their labours, and sustain them under their sufferings with Thy consolations, and carry them on to their reward in heaven. Give the grace of wisdom to those in high station, that they may neither yield to fear, nor be seduced by flattery. Give Thy blessing to all preachers and teachers, that they many speak Thy words and persuade their hearers to love Thee. Be with all faithful servants of Thine, whether in low station or in high. Teach us, one and all, to live in Thy presence and to see Thee, our Great Leader and Thy Cross.
[Acknowledgement: A Newman Prayer Book (Vincent F. Blehl, S.J., 1990), p. 5.]

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