Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions]
the joy of union with you is your gift,
may your compassion direct our hearts;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The above ancient prayer is used by Roman Catholics and Episcopalians/Anglicans and others. It has a long, shared history which you can find here with commentary and reflection: Ordinary 23. The above is my rendering – it is a new addition of mine – and it is intended to go into my Book of Prayers in Common. If you have ideas about it, please let me know.
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