Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Prayer for Liturgical Revisers

The following prayer was composed by Dr Kenneth Hull of the Liturgy Task Force of the Anglican Church of Canada after a lengthy session working on collects.

Irresistible God,
edit, we pray, the text of our souls;
clarify its semantic inaccuracies,
correct its grammatical confusions,
and prune the excesses of its garrulous verbosities,
so that we might become fascicles
fit for inclusion in your heavenly book of the redeemed;
in the name of God, Author, Publisher, and Reviser.

Who can say that liturgists do not have a sense of humour?

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