Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Before Mass

O almighty God,
who has created us,
and placed us in this ministry
by the power of thy Holy Spirit;
may it please thee, O Lord,
as we are ministers of the New Testament,
and dispensers of thy holy mysteries,
to receive us who are approaching thy holy Altar,
according to the multitude of thy mercies,
that we may be worthy to offer unto thee
this reasonable and unbloody Sacrifice
for our sins and the sins of the people.
Receive it, O God,
as a sweet smelling savour,
and send down the grace of thy Holy Spirit upon us.
And as thou didst accept this worship and service
from thy holy Apostles:
so of thy goodness, O Lord,
vouchsafe to receive these offerings
from the hands of us sinners,
that being made worthy
to minister at thy holy Altar without blame,
we may have the reward of good and faithful servants
at that great and terrible day of account and just retribution;
through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son,
who, with thee and the Holy Ghost,
liveth and reigneth ever one God,
world without end. Amen.

From the Non-Jurors' Liturgy of 1718