O God, our heavenly Father, we humbly pray thee to bless abundantly the efforts that are now being made [or, about to be made] to turn thy people in this parish [and diocese] to more sincere repentance and more living faith. Prepare all hearts to receive the seed of thy Word. Grant that it may take deep root, and bring forth fruit to thy glory. Arouse the careless amongst us, humble the self-righteous, soften the hardened, encourage the fearful, relieve the doubting, bring many souls in loving faith and selfsurrender to thyself, and visit us with thy salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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