Prayer is an essential part of the life of any Catholic community, and the Friends of the Ordinariate are no exception.
Mass is offered regularly for the intentions of benefactors of the Friends, including an annual Requiem Mass in November, and benefactors are also prayed for daily.
Please do keep us and our work in your prayers.
A Prayer in Time of Plague
O Almighty God, who in thy wrath did send a plague upon thine own people in the wilderness for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron, and also in the time of King David didst slay with the plague of pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and yet remembering thy mercy did save the rest; have pity upon us miserable sinners, who now are visited with great sickness and mortality, that like as thou didst then accept of an atonement, and didst command the destroying Angel to cease from punishing; so it may now please thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.Book of Common Prayer, 1662
A Prayer to Our Lady of Walsingham
(In thanksgiving for the foundation of the Ordinariate in England, the Dowry of Mary)
O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your divine Son, dying on the Cross, confided us to your maternal care. You are ever our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children. Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ. Make your Name again glorious in that place once renowned throughout our land by your visits, favours and many miracles. Pray, O holy Mother of God, for the conversion of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the afflicted, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed.
O blessed Mary, Mother of God,
Our Lady of Walsingham, intercede for us.
A Prayer for the Ordinariate
Eternal Father, We place before you the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and Anglicans seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. We thank you for this initiative and we ask that, through the Holy Spirit, it may become: a family of charity and peace; a service to the poor;
a focus for Christian unity and reconciliation; a community of the New Evangelisation; a school for the faith in all its fullness, celebrating the liturgy with prayerful reverence, maintaining a distinctive patrimony of Christian faith and culture. Grant this, we pray, through Christ our Lord.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Saint John Henry Newman, pray for us.
Adapted from a prayer by Bishop Peter Elliott.