Eternal Father, we place before you the project of forming
the Personal Ordinariates for Anglicans seeking full communion with the
Catholic Church. We thank you for this initiative of Pope Benedict XVI, and we
ask that, through the Holy Spirit, the Ordinariates may become:
families of charity, peace and the service of the poor,
centres for Christian unity and reconciliation, communities that welcome and
evangelize, teaching the Faith in all its fullness, celebrating the liturgy and
sacraments with prayerful reverence and maintaining a distinctive patrimony of
Christian faith and culture.
Drawing on that heritage we pray:
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most
gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works,
begun, continued and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally
by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
V. Our Lady of Walsingham.
R. Pray for us
as we claim your motherly care.
Therese of the Infant Jesus.
R. Pray for us as we place this work under your patronage.
R. Pray that Christ’s Heart may speak unto our hearts.
Martyrs of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and North America.
R. Pray for us and accompany us on our pilgrim way.