Daily Prayer 2021

Daily Prayer 2021

AN ORDER FOR DAILY PRAYER

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

In this document you will find an outline for prayer for both the morning and the evening that can be used individually, within family worship, or among small groups. The essential structure comes from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer (BCP) – though the content and length have been modified.

If you’re not familiar with the BCP, it was developed by Thomas Cranmer during the Protestant Reformation – thus providing churches with a specifically English prayer book. It has for centuries provided Christians with a Bible-saturated and gospel-centered resource to help them worship and pray to God. When we walk through this liturgy, we are reminded of our sin, pointed to the grace of Jesus, and invited to respond in gratitude and faith. Thus, the pattern of the BCP is the very pattern of the Christian life.

PRAYER AND BIBLE READING

We recommend you use this in conjunction with the CCNYC daily Bible reading plan which you can find on our website or by emailing devotional@christchurchnyc.com. We hope that using these two resources together – Daily Prayer and Daily Bible Reading – will provide you with a rich devotional resource as you seek to grow in your love for and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

DAILY EMAILS

We are also making all this available in a daily email that updates the readings and prayers for you. If you prefer that option, you can subscribe to receive these emails by emailing devotional@christchurchnyc.com.

WEEKLY COLLECTS

One of the strengths of the BCP is the weekly Collects that are included. A “collect” is simply a prayer meant to gather the intentions of the people and the focus of worship into a succinct prayer that is theologically dense. All of the Collects more or less fit a pattern that was developed and perfected by Cranmer: (1) there is an address to God that highlights an aspect of His character; (2) there is a request made to Him in light of that characteristic; (3) there is a desired invocation and doxology connected to the request; (4) and it is all in the name of Jesus.

Every Sunday at CCNYC we pray the Collect for that particular week. At the end of this document is a listing of all those Collects for the whole year. The intention is that you would take the appropriate Collect for the week and pray it every day that week during Morning Prayer.

A FINAL WORD

One final word of instruction and encouragement: it will take discipline, but the shaping influence this kind of morning/evening structure can have is significant as we seek to be formed into God’s distinct people in this world. And remember: the goal isn’t merely to recite rote words every day. The goal is to let these biblically rich and God-centered prayers teach you how to pray better. Thus, as you pray these words, let it lead you into further prayer – prayer that comes from your own heart and is in your own words.

Morning Prayer

OPENING SENTENCES

The Lord is in his holy temple,

     Let all the earth keep silence before him. (Habakkuk 2:20)

CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Silence for reflection and/or continued personal confession

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Almighty Father, who gave your dearly beloved Son to die for us because of your great love: Grant that through his cross our sins may be put away and remembered no more, and that cleansed by his blood and mindful of his sufferings, we may take up our cross daily and follow him in newness of life, until we come to his everlasting kingdom; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THANKSGIVING

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and forever. Amen.

MORNING PSALM

See the CCNYC Bible Reading Plan for this morning’s Psalm

At the conclusion of the Psalm

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

     As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

MORNING BIBLE READING

See the CCNYC Bible Reading Plan for this morning’s Bible reading

Time for reading, studying, memorization, and meditation on God’s Word

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER

In the morning, pray for:

  • the day and its tasks
  • the world and its needs
  • the church and her life

Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer and/or the Collect of the week:

See the weekly Collects (Prayers) provided in the document below

GRACE

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

This liturgy is adapted from The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

Evening Prayer

OPENING SENTENCES

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

     The Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2)

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

CONFESSION OF SIN

Almighty Father, Lord of heaven and earth; we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed. Have mercy upon us. O Lord, have mercy upon us, because of your great goodness. According to your many mercies, put away our offences, wash us thoroughly from wickedness, and cleanse us from our sins, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Silence for reflection and/or continued personal confession as you reflect on the day that has passed

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

Almighty Father, who gave your dearly beloved Son to die for us because of your great love: Grant that through his cross our sins may be put away and remembered no more, and that cleansed by his blood and mindful of his sufferings, we may take up our cross daily and follow him in newness of life, until we come to his everlasting kingdom; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

EVENING PSALM

See the CCNYC Bible Reading Plan for this evening’s Psalm

At the conclusion of the Psalm

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

     As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

EVENING BIBLE READING

See the CCNYC Bible Reading Plan for this evening’s Bible reading

Time for reading, studying, memorization, and meditation on God’s Word

CANTICLE (NUNC DIMITTIS)

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all the world to see; to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of your people Israel. (Luke 2:29-32)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

     As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

PRAYER

In the evening, pray for:

  • peace
  • individuals and their needs

Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer and/or the following Collect for the end of the day:

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest in your eternal changelessness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

CLOSING

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping. That awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Amen.

This liturgy is adapted from The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

CHRIST CHURCH NYC WEEKLY COLLECTS FOR 2021

The First Sunday after Christmas (for the week of Dec 27-Jan 2)

Almighty God, who gave your only Son to take our nature, and at this time be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we being made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, and the Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Second Sunday after Christmas (for the week of Jan 3-9)

O God, who by the leading of a star did manifest your one and only Son to the Gentiles: Mercifully grant, that we, who know you now by faith, may after this life receive the fullness of your glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The First Sunday after Epiphany (for the week of Jan 10-16)

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Second Sunday after Epiphany (for the week of Jan 17-23)

Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and grant us your peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany (for the week of Jan 24-30)

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth your right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. (BCP 1662)

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (for the week of Jan 31-Feb 6)

O Lord, we beseech you to hear with favor the prayers of your people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by your goodness, for the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (for the week of Feb 7-13)

O Lord, we beseech you to keep your Church and household continually in your true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of your heavenly grace may evermore be defended by your mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)       

The Last Sunday before Lent (for the week of Feb 14-20)

O Lord, who has taught us that all our deeds are worth nothing without love: Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The First Sunday in Lent (for the week of Feb 21-27)

O Lord, who for our sake did fast forty days and forty nights: Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey you in righteousness and true holiness, to your honor and glory, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662, adapted)

The Second Sunday in Lent (for the week of Feb 28-Mar 6)

Almighty God, who sees that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Guard us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Third Sunday in Lent (for the week of Mar 7-13)

We beseech you, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of your humble servants, and stretch out the right hand of your Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fourth Sunday in Lent (for the week of Mar 14-20)

Grant, we beseech you, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of your grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP 1662)         

The Fifth Sunday in Lent (for the week of Mar 21-27)

We beseech you, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon your people; that by your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Sunday before Easter – Palm Sunday (for the week of Mar 28-Apr 3)

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of your tender love towards mankind, has sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Good Friday (Apr 1)

O merciful God, who has made all men, and hates nothing that you have made, nor desires the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live: Have mercy upon those who have not known you, or who deny the faith of Christ crucified; take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of your Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to your fold, that they may gather under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Easter Sunday (for the week of Apr 4-10)

Almighty God, who through your only Son Jesus Christ has overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech you, that as by your special grace you do put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The First Sunday after Easter (for the week of Apr 11-17)

Almighty Father, who has given your only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the yeast of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in purity and truth; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Second Sunday after Easter (for the week of Apr 18-24)

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly living; give us grace so that we may always thankfully receive the immeasurable benefit of his sacrifice, and also daily endeavor to follow in the blessed steps of his most holy life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for evermore. Amen. (From BCP Easter 2 – adapted)

The Third Sunday after Easter (for the week of Apr 25-May 1)

Almighty God, who shows those who are in error the light of your truth, so that they might enter into the way of righteousness: Help all those admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion to avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fourth Sunday after Easter (for the week of May 2-8)

O Almighty God, who alone can bring order to unruly wills and affections, grant that your people might love those things that you command, and desire all that you promise; so that among the manifold changes of the world, our hearts may be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fifth Sunday after Easter (for the week of May 9-15)

O Lord, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us your humble servants that by your holy inspiration and merciful guiding we may think and do those things that are good, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The Sunday after Ascension Day (for the week of May 16-22)

O God the King of glory, who has exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto your kingdom in heaven: We beseech you, leave us not comfortless; but send to us your Holy Spirit to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place where our Savior Christ is gone before, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Pentecost Sunday (for the week of May 23-29)

God, who as at this time did teach the hearts of your faithful people, by the sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Trinity Sunday (for the week of May 30-June 5)

Almighty and everlasting God, who has given your servants grace by true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech you who live and reign, that you would keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, one God, world without end. Amen.              (BCP 1662)

The First Sunday after Trinity (for the week of June 6-12)

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without you, grant us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Second Sunday after Trinity (for the week of June 13-19)

O Lord, you never fail to help and govern those whom you keep in fear and love of yourself. Lead us forward, we beseech you, under the protection of your good providence, and give us a perpetual fear and love of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662) 

The Third Sunday after Trinity (for the week of June 20-26)

O Lord, mercifully hear us; and grant that we, to whom you have given a hearty desire to pray, may by your mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of June 27-July 3)

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, and nothing is holy: Increase and multiply your mercy toward us; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we might gain the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of July 4-10)

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by your governance, that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of July 11-17)

O God, who has prepared for those who love you good things surpassing man’s understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward you, that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity (for the week of July 18-24)

Lord of all power and might, who are the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, and nourish us with all goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of July 25-31)

O God, whose never-failing providence orders all things both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech you to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which will be to our benefit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of August 1-7)

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech you, the spirit to think and do always those things that are righteous; that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of August 8-14)

Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and so that we may obtain our petitions, lead us to ask such things as please you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity (for the week of August 15-21)

O God, who declares your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of your grace, that we, running in the way of your commandments, may obtain your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of August 22-28)

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and are disposed to give more than we deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy; forgiving us those things that make our conscience afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to receive, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662) 

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week August 29-September 4)

Almighty and merciful God, through your grace your faithful people do unto you true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech you, that we may so faithfully serve you in this life, that we fail not finally to attain your heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of September 5-11)

Almighty and everlasting God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love; and, so that we may obtain those things which you promise, help us to love all that you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662, adapted)

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of September 12-18)

Keep your Church, we beseech you, O Lord, through your perpetual mercy; and, because in our frailty we would fall without you, keep us by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662, adapted)

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of September 19-25)

O Lord, we beseech you, let your continual pity cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your support, preserve it evermore by your help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of September 26-October 2)

Lord, we pray to you that your grace may always be with us, that we may be continually disposed to do all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of October 3-9)

Lord, we beseech you, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of October 10-16)

O God, without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662 – adapted)

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of October 17-23)

O Almighty and most merciful God, out of your bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech you, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that you would have us do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity (for the week of October 24-30)

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity (for the week of Oct 31-November 6)

Lord, we beseech you to keep your household the Church in continual godliness; that through your protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve you in good works, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP 1662 – adapted)         

The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity (for the week of November 7-13)

O God, our refuge and strength, who is the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech you, to hear the devout prayers of your Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)    

The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity (for the week of November 14-20)

Stir up, we beseech you, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Sunday before Advent (for the week of November 21-27)

God our Father, whose will is to bring all things to order and unity in our Lord Jesus Christ; grant that all the peoples of the world, now divided and torn apart by sin, may be brought together in his kingdom of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The First Sunday in Advent (for the week of November 28-December 4)

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Second Sunday in Advent (for the week of December 5-11)

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, so that by patience and the comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Third Sunday in Advent (for the week of December 12-18)

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The Fourth Sunday in Advent (for the week of December 19-25)

O Lord, come among us with your power, and support us with your great might; so that when through our sins and wickedness we are hindered in running the race set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through the satisfaction of your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be honor and glory, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Christmas Eve (December 24)

Loving Father, who sent your only Son into the world that we might have life through faith in him: grant that we who celebrate his birth on this most holy night may come at last to the fullness of life in your heavenly kingdom, where he now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP 1662)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)

The First Sunday after Christmas (for the week of Dec 26-Jan 1, 2022)

Almighty God, who gave your only Son to take our nature, and at this time be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we being made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, and the Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen. (BCP 1662)