Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Daily Intercession

In peace let us pray to the Lord:

For the peace that is from above and for the salvation of our souls;

For the peace of the whole world, and for the good estate of the holy churches of God, and for the union of them all;

For this holy house and for those who with faith and reverence enter in;

For our forebears in holy things, for the worthy presbyterate, for the deacons ministering in Christ, and for all the clergy and people;

For this holy house and all the city and country, and for believers who live here;

For the good temperature of air, abundance of the fruits of the earth, and peaceful times;

For those at sea, those traveling, the sick, the weary, the prisoners and for their deliverance.

Help, save, pity, and protect us, O God, by your grace.

All-holy, undefiled, highly-blessed, Mother of God, and ever-virgin Mary together with all the saints, we commend ourselves, each other and all our life to Christ our God, even to YOU LORD to whom be glory, honor, and worship.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with me, and with us all. Amen.

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626, Feast Day Sept. 26),

from the Laud Manuscript of the Preces Privatae,

as translated by David Scott

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