ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, Who by Your holy Apostles have taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men.

We humbly ask You most mercifully to accept our alms and oblations, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto Your Divine Majesty; asking You to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord.

And grant, that all they that do confess Your holy Name may agree in the truth of Your holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love.

We ask You also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially Your Servant our President; that under him we may be Godly and quietly governed.

Grant unto his whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under him, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of Your true religion, and virtue.

Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all ministers and all your humble servants, that they may all, by their lives and doctrine set forth Your true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer Your holy Sacraments.

And to all Your people give Your heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive Your holy Word; truly serving You in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.

And we most humbly ask You of Your goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succor all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.

And we also bless Your holy Name for all Your servants departed this life in Your faith and fear; asking You to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of Your heavenly kingdom.

Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen

Book: Armoury of Prayer