Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Before Evangelistic Preaching

Almighty Father,
bless the people.
Help them to listen to thy Word.
Bless me,
and help me to speak with the power of thy Holy Spirit,
so that Jesus Christ may not only be lifted up,
but may be looked upon and trusted,
received and taken into the hearts of many here present
as thy free gift to them this day.
Let the power of the Holy Spirit be manifested in our midst,
and grant that many may go out from this place with joy,
and be led forth in peace.
Grant this, O heavenly Father,
for Jesus Christ's sake, thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Father Ignatius of Llanthony (1837-1908)