Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
         
   

Thanksgiving for the Church

O God, most glorious, most bountiful,
accept, we humbly beseech thee,
our praises and thanksgivings
for thy holy Catholic Church,
the mother of us all who bear the name of Christ;
for the faith which it hath conveyed in safety to our time,
and the mercies by which it hath enlarged and comforted the souls of men;
for the virtues which it hath established upon earth,
and the holy lives by which it glorifieth both the world and thee;
to whom, O blessed Trinity,
be ascribed all honour, might, majesty and dominion,
now and for ever. Amen.

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)