Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Our Heavenly Mission

Behold, O God,
our strivings after a truer and more abiding order.
Give us visions that bring back a lost glory to the earth,
and dreams that foreshadow the better order
which you have prepared for us.
Scatter every excuse of frailty and unworthiness:
consecrate us all with a heavenly mission:
open to us a clearer prospect of our work.
Give us strength according to our day,
gladly to welcome and gratefully to fulfil it;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

B. F. Westcott (1825–1901)