God of truth and peace,
you gave to your servant Richard Hooker
gifts of learning and charity
to defend the Anglican way;
may we and all
who seek to understand your ways
be enlightened by your Spirit of truth and love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Giver of the present, hope for the future:
save us from the time of trial.
When prophets warn us of doom,
of catastrophe and of suffering beyond belief,
then, God, free us from our helplessness,
and deliver us from evil.
Save us from our arrogance and folly,
for you are God who created the world;
you have redeemed us and you are our salvation.
May Christ the King give us his blessing of peace.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.