Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today
our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who
sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are
now and for ever. Amen.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from light,
True God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
By the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
A Prayer for Guidance
O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light
riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in
all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou
wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may
save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may
see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred,
let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there
is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there
is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there
is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
A Prayer for the Poor and the Neglected
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all
poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to
forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick,
and all who have none to care for them. Help us heal those
who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow
into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who
for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Human Family
O God, you made us in your own image
and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion
on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred
which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate
us; unite us in the bonds of love; and work through our struggle
and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that,
in your good time, all nations an races may serve you in harmony
around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.