give to the Church new vision

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Elders of the Tron Church, by marsupium photography [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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

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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.

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