God, our Shepherd, give to the Church
a new vision and a new charity,
new wisdom and a fresh understanding,
the revival of her brightness and the renewal of her unity;
that the eternal message of your son, undefiled by human tradition,
may be hailed as the good news of the new age;
through him who makes all things new,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Percy Dearmer 1867 – 1936, English priest and liturgist
So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.