O ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, Who hast given the Comforter to Thy Church that He should abide with it forever: Pour forth the blessing of Thy Spirit on our pastors now assembled … (about to assemble) … in Thy name: defend their hearts from all hindrances of this world, and from all earthly feeling; grant them abundantly, steadfastness of faith, purity of love, sincere desire for peace, and firmness of authority, that they, by the help of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, may both rule Thy flock committed to their care, according to Thy will, and also, together with their people, receive from the great Shepherd and Bishop of us all the rewards which are promised to Thy saints, and be united to the number of Thine elect; through the Same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (Oremus, 1925, p.74-75).
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