Fix this, God.

monty python

I do love this prayer for the whole church hierarchy from the 1662 BCP

Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops, and Other Clergy, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

That opening line, slightly changed in the American BCP (and the Western Rite Usage) seems to say, in Cramner’s most-humorous style, “God, you’re the only one powerful enough to do anything with this lot of losers and we’d mess it up otherwise…”

Huw Richardson wroted this on February 14th, 2013

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