Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Before Mass

In the Name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, our heavenly Father,
we have come into thy presence to assist,
with all thy Church,
in offering to thee the holy Sacrifice
of the Body and Blood of thy Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ,
that same sacrifice offered at the Last Supper
and upon the altar of the cross.

We offer it
to the praise and glory of thy Divine Majesty,
as a memorial of the death and passion of thy Son,
in thanksgiving for all the blessings thou hast bestowed upon thy Church,
and upon us,
unworthy though we be.

We offer this holy Sacrifice
to obtain the blessings we desire of thee
for our families,
for those we love,
for the sick and anxious,
for the tempted and the fallen,
for our souls' needs,
and for the faithful departed.

Bless the priest
who will celebrate this holy mystery.

Accept our worship.
Bless all who are offering this holy Sacrifice
wherever they may be.

Receive our prayers for all thy holy Church,
in heaven,
in paradise,
and on earth.
Convert those who do not believe;
heal the anguish of the world,
and grant us thy peace.

O God,
accept our prayers
throughout this holy service
for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

Prayer of preparation from the Diocese of Bathurst "Red Book"