Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Before Mass

We pray thee Lord,
let thy Spirit purify our hearts,
lest we come unworthily to the heavenly feast,
that thou being shed abroad in our hearts,
we may grow up into thee
and become strong in spiritual growth,
so that we may persevere
in the blessed society of thy mystical body,
which it is thy will should be so one with thee
as thou art with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
to whom be praise and thanksgiving forever. Amen.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)