Almighty and most merciful God:
We have taken up the name of your faithful and Holy servant Saint Gregory the Great,
Whose life exemplified his motto Servant of the servants of God:
Grant us the guidance of your Holy Spirit In our lives and works, That we may possess our patron's Zeal and devotion to your holy Church;
That through our efforts your people may come to live in that spirit of devotion:
Soli Deo Gloria - to God alone the glory;
And this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ Your son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with You and the same Spirit, one God,
now and forever. Amen.
O Most Holy God:
Full of Wonder, Mystery, Silence and Awe:
By your grace and tender mercy you have called us to yourself
To love and serve you and one another in community.
Lift us by your Holy Spirit into the bosom of your Splendor.
Quicken, refine, transfigure, and fill us with Holy Fire
That we may live your Holy One in these earthen vessels.
Bless and fashion us to be bowls of compassion
In this broken world you love so much.
Pour us out
For wholeness, holiness, and the timely coming of your kingdom. In Jesus' Holy name. Amen.
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