Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
         
   

Dedication

Lord,
shall we delay any longer our offering to you
of all that we have and all that we are?
Shall we keep back any longer
the complete gift of our free will,
which we cling to so stubbornly?
Shall we refuse to stretch out our will
on the wood of your cross,
to transfix it with the thorns and lance that pierced you?
Let our will be swallowed up in the fire of your perfect, loving will.
Let our will burn for all eternity as a sacrifice to you.

St Francis of Sales (1567-1622)