For the Church

Gracious Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy holy universal Church, fill it with all truth; in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error, direct it; where it is superstitious, rectify it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it; where it is right strengthen and confirm it, where it is in want, furnish it; where it is divided and rent asunder, make up the breaches of it, O thou Holy One of Israel.
[modified from that of Archbishop Wm Laud, COE, 17th Century]

A Prayer for the Clergy and People

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
[This Prayer is taken from the ancient Latin Sacramentary of Gelasius (circa 500) translated by ABC Cranmer in 1544]