O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind,
we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men;
that you would be pleased to make thy ways known unto them,
thy saving health unto all nations.
More especially we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church;
that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit,
that all who profess and call themselves Christians
may be led into the way of truth,
and hold the faith in unity of spirit,
in the bond of peace,
and in righteousness of life.
Finally we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those,
who are any ways afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate;
[especially those for whom our prayers are desired;]
that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them,
according to their several necessities,
giving them patience under their sufferings,
and a happy issue out of all their afflictions.
And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.
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