Sanctify us, O Lord

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Taizé prayer, By Damir Jelic (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Sanctify us, O Lord.
Baptize your whole Church with fire,
   that the divisions soon may cease,
   and that it may stand before the world
   as a pillar and buttress of your truth.
Sanctify us, O Lord.
Grant us all the fruits of your Holy Spirit:
   brotherly love, joy, peace, patience,
   goodwill and faithfulness.
Sanctify us, O Lord.
May the Holy Spirit speak
   by the voice of your servants,
   here and everywhere,
   as they preach your word.
Sanctify us, O Lord.
Send your Holy Spirit, the comforter,
   to all who face adversity,
   or who are victims of men’s wickedness.
Sanctify us, O Lord.
Preserve all nations and their leaders
   from hatred and war,
   and build up a community among nations
   through the power of your Spirit.
Sanctify us, O Lord.
   Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
   Spirit of counsel and strength,
Sanctify us, O Comforter.
   Spirit of knowledge and devotion,
   Spirit of obedience to the Lord.
Sanctify us, O Comforter.

Taizé Community, ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France

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Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely,
   and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless
   at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

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