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Almighty God, who in the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ from the dead called us out of darkness into the light of his glory; mercifully grant that as in him we have been born again to a living hope, so we may be for ever united in the fellowship of his love; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant, O most merciful Father that we who have been baptised into Christ may increase in faith and daily walk in newness of life; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant us grace, almighty God, joyfully to confess your only begotten Son as our Lord and Saviour, and in his righteousness and peace to imitate his most holy life; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Merciful Father, grant that we may so patiently live in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ that we may glorify your holy name; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant we beseech you, almighty God, that as by your Holy Spirit you lead us into all the truth, so we may be of one heart and mind in Christ Jesus our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Most gracious God, keep us in the love of your only begotten Son, that obeying his commands we may have his joy fulfilled in us; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant we beseech you, almighty God, that as we believe your only begotten Son, our Redeemer to have ascended into heaven, so we may in heart and mind there ascend and with him for ever dwell; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, whose blessed Son came do your will and to offer once for all the sacrifice by which we are sanctified; grant that as he has entered into heaven itself so we may be drawn near to you in the confidence of faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty Father, who sent the Holy Spirit to glorify your beloved Son and to lead us into all the truth: grant that as we have entered into the inheritance of the Spirit, so we may increase in all wisdom and boldly bear witness to our Lord and Master; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty Father, ever living and reigning with the Son and the Holy Spirit in the unity of your love: mercifully grant that as we steadfastly believe in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and keep his word, so you may dwell in us and unite us to yourself; to whom be honour and glory for ever.


Grant, we beseech you, almighty God, that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may truly love our brethren, even as your only begotten Son manifested your love in his willing obedience unto death; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Most merciful Father, grant to all those whom you have reconciled to yourself in your beloved Son, humility and purity of heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, grant to us whom you have called to be fellow heirs with Christ, patience in the revealing of your glory, and in the world peace among the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty Father, fill our hearts, we beseech you, with such love towards you, that loving you above all things we may obtain your promises which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty Father, in your infinite compassion caring for all that you have made; increase in us the grace of our risen Lord and Saviour that in the power of his love we may praise your name for ever; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Holy and righteous Father, preserve us from every evil power, that in doing your will we may be sanctified in the truth, to your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Strengthen us, we beseech you, almighty God, to obey your commandments, and by the Holy Spirit teach us to think and do all that is right and good; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Merciful Father, grant that we may seek only you and your peace, and teach us in faith to ask for those things that please you, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Cleanse us, we beseech you, almighty God from our sin; that as we have been reconciled to you through the righteousness of your only begotten Son, so now we may be united to you by faith in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant we beseech you, almighty God, that as you have brought us to the knowledge of your mercy through the preaching of the gospel of your beloved Son, so we may increase in this grace in which we stand and bear fruit in our lives to your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, Grant that as your only begotten Son came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many; so we, loving all men in the power of the Holy Spirit, may offer you worthy service; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope and charity, that in following our Lord Jesus Christ we may learn to love what you command; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.



Almighty Father, strengthen your church to seek only your kingdom; have mercy on our frailty and lead us in the way of perfection; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Cleanse your church, O God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that as in your mercy you have raised us up with Christ, so in obedience to him we may bring forth the fruit of good works; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O Lord, we beseech you, may your grace ever precede and follow us and make us continually given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Lord, we beseech you, grant your people grace to withstand temptation, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, we give thanks that you have called us into the fellowship of your Beloved Son, Christ our Lord; increase in us the gifts of your grace that we may ever witness to his power and love; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant, we beseech you, almighty God, that your faithful people may so be clothed in the righteousness of Christ that at his call they may be ready to enter with him into the heavenly places; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and everlasting God, in whose will is our peace; mercifully grant that following our Lord and master in joyful obedience, we may serve and praise you for ever; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and merciful Father, strengthen your people to resist all evil desires, that we may follow our Lord Jesus Christ with purity of heart and serve him alone; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Holy Father, look in mercy upon those whom you have called through your only begotten Son to be a holy people, and grant that at his coming in glory we may be found pure and blameless in his sight; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Strengthen us, Lord, to follow in the way of your only begotten Son, that counting all things as loss for love of him we may be changed into the image of his glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Stir up the wills of your faithful people O God, that leading a life worthy of the Lord we may be watchful for his coming with power and great glory; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Come, we beseech you, O Lord, in your majesty, and in your merciful judgement deliver us: that, being purified from all sin, we may be worthy to enter with you into the new Jerusalem, to whom, with God the Father and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory for ever.


O God, in whose only-begotten Son the hope of Israel was fulfilled and the word of reconciliation brought to all nations: make your holy people steadfast in hope, that in gladness of heart we may await his coming. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.



Almighty God, who sent your servant John Baptist to bear witness to your beloved Son and to call Israel to repentance: purify our hearts by the fire of your Holy Spirit that we may joyfully receive our redeemer and king at his coming. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O Lord Jesus Christ, whose first coming in flesh was foretold to the blessed Virgin Mary: come in your power and deliver us from our sins that we may be gathered into one under your merciful rule, to whom with God the Father and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory for ever.


Reveal your glory, O God to all who in humbleness of heart believe in the birth of your only-begotten Son; and mercifully grant that as with joy we look forward to keeping this feast of our redeemer, so your church may bring hope to all mankind. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, who gave us your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him and to be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we, being born again, and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, who wonderfully created man in your own image, and yet more wonderfully restored him: grant, we beseech you, that as your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ was made in the likeness of men, so we may be made partakers of the divine nature. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Merciful Father, who sent your Son to be born of Mary that he might be the first-born among many brethren: grant that we may so set our minds on the things of the Spirit that we may be conformed to the image of our redeemer and Lord. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only-begotten Son to the gentiles; mercifully grant that we who know you now by faith may attain to the glorious vision of your godhead. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son shared the baptism of repentance that we might be made righteous; renew in us your gift of the Holy Spirit that being dead to sin we may seek only your glory. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, in your mercy clothe us with that gift of wisdom, which your Son Jesus Christ manifested in his childhood among the teachers at Jerusalem, and in the home at Nazareth; who died and was raised and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O Lord Jesus Christ, through whom and for whom all things were created: mercifully grant that obeying your commands, we may be found worthy to share in your glory; to whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory for ever.


Cleanse us, most merciful Father, from every stain of sin, that being turned to you in faith we may be found worthy to enter into the glory of your beloved Son; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Have mercy on us Lord, in all our necessities and dangers, and let your peace reign among the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant us grace, most merciful Father, so to walk in the Spirit, forbearing one another in love, that we may be built into a holy temple in the Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Lead your people on, most merciful Father, in patience and joy of the Holy Spirit, that by faith we may enter into the inheritance of our risen Lord and Master; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Holy Father, Lord of heaven and earth, whose glory is revealed in all creation: Give us a spirit of wisdom in the knowledge of Jesus Christ that we may be changed into his likeness; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Have mercy upon us, O God, and because you know our weakness, protect us from every trial; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


We beseech you, almighty God, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that overcoming in us all pride and self will, your love may be made perfect in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant we beseech you, most merciful Father, that we may keep this season of penitence in true humility of heart and come with joy to the celebration of the
paschal feast; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.

O God, whose blessed Son for our sake faced the temptations of satan: purify and strengthen your church, that in obedience to you we may bring forth the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


Almighty God, renew in us the life of holiness through the power of the Holy Spirit, that sharing in the sufferings of Christ we may be changed into his likeness; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant us, we beseech you, merciful Father, so to follow our Lord Jesus Christ, that entering into his kingdom we may walk as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, who by your life-giving Spirit made us sons in Christ Jesus, through faith; grant us the grace of such freedom that we may obey his word in all things; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, whose blessed Son offered himself up to you a spotless sacrifice; grant to your church the grace of such obedience that we may receive the promise of your eternal inheritance; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and merciful Father who sent your Son to become man for our sake and who suffered death upon the cross; grant that following him in humility we may share in the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, look in mercy on this your family, for whose sake our Lord Jesus Christ willingly gave himself up into the hands of his enemies and suffered death upon the cross; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, whose blessed Son was laid in the tomb that he might be raised in glory; mercifully grant that having been buried with him by baptism into his death we may walk in newness of life; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, who gave such grace to your holy apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the calling of your son Jesus Christ and followed him without delay; grant that we being called by your holy word may give up ourselves obediently to fulfil your commandments. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant, O Lord, that as your first martyr Stephen laid down his life praying for his persecutors, so we may be strengthened to witness faithfully to our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Enlighten your holy people, O God, that following the teaching of your servant John, we may be drawn ever closer to your beloved Son in humility and love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


Father, we give you thanks for the example of your servant Aelred; kindle in our hearts the same fire of love which inspired his learning and holiness that we may be conformed to the image of your beloved Son; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be glory for ever.


We give thanks to you, O God, for the conversion of Paul. Grant that as he spread the good news in your Son Jesus Christ throughout the world so we may unfailingly bear witness to your grace; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


        We give you thanks, Father, for your servants Robert, Alberic & Stephen; grant that we may have grace to persevere in the way which leads to you alone; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and merciful Father, grant that as Christ our saviour was today presented in the temple to fulfil the law so we may come to appear before you with pure hearts and minds; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, whose servant Matthias took the place of Judas in the ministry of the apostles; grant that we also may become faithful witnesses to our risen Lord and Master, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Help us, Lord, so to follow the example of your servant Joseph, that we may give glory to you in faithful and humble service; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


We thank you, father, for your servant Gundulf who set aside this place for monastic life; may your grace increase in us penitence and love in the following of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty and everlasting God, grant that we may follow the example of your servant Benedict and be turned to you in obedience, humility and love; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, who through the overshadowing of the Holy spirit caused the blessed Virgin Mary to become the mother of the Lord; grant that we, believing your word may receive Christ to dwell in our hearts; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


O God, we give thanks that your servant Anselm built up the church through his learning and holiness; increase in us the gifts of wisdom and steadfastness that we may be faithful witness to the truth of the gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we thank you for the inspiration of the evangelist Mark who proclaimed the gospel of salvation in Christ Jesus our Lord; help us to follow with perseverance in this way of our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life; grant us perfectly to know your son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth and the life, that following in the footsteps of your holy apostles Philip and James we may steadfastly walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God who blessed your servant Julian with understanding of your wisdom and love in the passion of Christ; grant that we may be brought to full joy and peace in sharing his sufferings; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Almighty God we give you thanks for your servant Augustine; grant that following his example we may have the grace to bear witness boldly to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we give you thanks for the example of your servant Bede; kindle in our hearts the same fire of love which inspired his learning and holiness that we may be conformed to the image of your beloved son; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


We praise you, Father, for the bold confession of your martyr Alban; strengthen us to bear suffering and persecution with the same love and faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, grant to your people the grace of spiritual gladness; and as you have hallowed this day in the birth of your servant John so guide us in the way of our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


Father, we thank you for the life and witness of your servant Peter; strengthen us in true discipleship and deepen and unite your church in love; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, grant to your people the grace of spiritual gladness; and as you have hallowed this day in the birth of your servant John so guide us in the way of our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit for ever.


Father, we thank you for the life and witness of your servant Peter; strengthen us in true discipleship and deepen and unite your church in love; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant to your servants, Lord, the gift of your heavenly grace; that as the childbearing of the blessed Virgin was the beginning of our salvation so this feast of her visitation may bring us an increase of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant, we beseech you, almighty God, that as your Son revealed himself in glory to your servant Thomas, so we may be drawn to confess Jesus as Lord and to receive life in his name; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


We thank you, Father, that you gave to Mary Magdalene the grace of your forgiveness and presence in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; mercifully grant that we may serve you in such freedom of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Help us, Father, to imitate your apostle James, that as he left his father and all that he had to answer the call of your Son, Christ our Lord, so we may too may be ready to follow without delay; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, who in the wonderful transfiguration of your only Son revealed his glory to the disciples; grant that we your servants may be so enlightened by your grace, that in beholding the glory of his countenance we may also enter into his sufferings and be made partakers of his glory in your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we praise you for your love in consecrating this place to be a house of prayer; grant that coming to you as living stones we may be built into a spiritual house acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Grant, we beseech you, almighty God, that as Mary remained obedient to your Word, so through steadfast faith and love we may come to share with her in the glory of your kingdom in Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we thank you for your servant Bernard in whom you enkindled the fire of your love; grant that we may be possessed by the same spirit of wisdom and grow in faith and humility; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we pray that as your servant Bartholomew faithfully received your word and became a witness to the resurrection so your church may increase in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and be fulfilled with his joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we give thanks for your servant Augustine; grant that following his example we may come to such knowledge and love that we may fully serve you in perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


We give thanks, Father, that through the wisdom and teaching of your servant Gregory many have been brought to a closer following of our Lord Jesus Christ. May we also be so raised above earthly cares and come to the contemplation of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we pray that as through the humility of Mary we have received the divine light so we may be strengthened by her intercession in the company of the saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, grant that as your servant Matthew readily obeyed the call of our Lord Jesus Christ and followed him; so we may respond to your grace and renounce all earthly desires and share in the inheritance of the saints in glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


O God, you have ordained and constituted the ministry of angels and men in a wonderful order; grant that we may rejoice to serve in the company of your holy ones; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we pray that as your servant Luke became a witness to the compassion and love of your only Son; so may your church be strengthened to manifest his power in love in our generation; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we give thanks that through the witness and teaching of your servants Simon & Jude we have been reconciled to you in the peace and love of Christ; strengthen us that we may be steadfast in this way of our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical Body of your Son, Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow your saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which you have prepared for those who love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.


Father, we thank you for the life and witness of the abbess Hilda; lead us also in the way of holiness that we may show forth the fruits of the spirit in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever.