Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
         
   

For Courageous Bishops

Good Lord,
set in thy Church strong and mighty pillars
that may suffer and endure great labours,
which also shall not fear persecution,
neither death,
but always suffer with a good will,
slanders, shame, and all kinds of torments,
for the glory of thy Holy Name.
By this manner, good Lord,
the truth of thy Gospel shall be preached
throughout the world.
Therefore, merciful Lord,
exercise thy mercy,
show it indeed upon thy Church. Amen.

St John Fisher (1469-1535)