Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
         
   

Litany for Christian Unity

For the little importance
we have accorded to that word
coming from your divine Heart:
'I have other sheep who are not from this fold:
I must also bring them
and they shall hear my voice':
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. For our controversies sometimes full of irony,
of narrowness of spirit, or exaggeration
with regard to our Christian brothers and sisters
in other Churches,
for our intransigence and our severe judgments:
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. For all acts of violence, deserving blame,
wrought by us in the past and even today
against our Christian brothers and sisters:
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. For all attitudes of pride and self sufficiency
that we may have shown across the ages
to our Christian brothers and sisters,
and for all our failures of understanding toward them:
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. For our bad examples in conduct,
which have retarded, diminished or destroyed
the effects of grace in the souls of others:
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. For forgetting to offer prayer,
frequent, fervent, fraternal, on their behalf:
R: We ask you to forgive us, Lord.

v. Across the frontiers of language, race and nation:
R: Unite us, Jesus.

v. Above our ignorance, our prejudices,
our instinctive hostility:
R: Unite us, Jesus.

v. Above our spiritual and intellectual barriers:
R: Unite us, Jesus.

v. O God, for the increase of your glory:
R: Gather your scattered people.

v. O God, for the triumph of good and of truth:
R: Gather your scattered people.

v. O God, that there may be but one fold
and one Shepherd:
R: Gather your scattered people.

v. O God, to confound the pride of Satan
and his hosts:
R: Gather your scattered people.

v. O God, that peace may at last reign
in the world:
R: Gather your scattered people.

v. O God, to bring fulness of joy
to the heart of your Son:
R: Gather your scattered people.