Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

That our Praying will Glorify God

My God and Father,
help me to pray as my first work,
mine unremitting work,
my highest, finest, and dearest work:
as the work I do for thee, and by thee, and with thee,
for thy children and for the whole world.

Infuse and influence it with thy blessed Spirit,
that it be not unwilling,
nor unworthy,
nor in vain;
that it be not occupied with my own concerns,
nor dwell in the interests dear to myself,
but seek thy purposes,
thy glory only;
that it be holy and more holy unto the Holiest,
and ever and all through thy Son,
my Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Eric Milner-White (1884-1963)