we stand before you, hampered by our sins,
but for a special purpose
gathered together in your name.
Teach us what we are to do and
where we ought to tend;
show us what we must accomplish,
so that, with your help,
we may be able to please you in all things.
catalyst of our judgments,
you alone who with God the Father and
his Son possess a glorious name.
you who love equity above all things.
Let not ignorance draw us to what is wrong.
Let not partiality sway our minds
or respect of riches or persons
pervert our judgment.
by the gift of your grace alone,
that we may be one in you
and never forsake the truth;
in as much as we are gathered together in your name,
so may we in all things hold fast to justice
tempered by mercy,
so that in this life
our judgment may in no way be at variance with you,
and in the life to come we may receive
everlasting rewards for deeds well done