28 June 2012

Collect for the New Evangelisation

With the Anglican Use Society Annual Meeting studying the Call for the New Evangelisation of Blessed Pope John Paul II, let us remember that great Prayer for Mission of the sainted Charles Henry Brent that stands par excellence as the perfect prayer  for Roman Catholics of the Anglican Patrimony to express our acceptance of the Call to the New Evangelisation given by Blessed Pope John Paul II:

Lord JESUS Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love upon the hard wood of the Cross, that all men everywhere might come within the reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us with thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. 

This prayer by Dr. Brent may be found in The Book of Divine Worship authorised by the Holy See for the Anglican Use communities in the USA and for the worldwide membership of the Personal Ordinariates of the Anglican Patrimony. It would be encouraging to see this prayer on Ordinariate and Anglican Use websites.

+Laus Deo!