For the Spirit of Self-denial
O Lord, you became poor that we might be enriched with the gifts of your grace, and laid down your life that we might live: pour upon us the spirit of self-denial, that we may embrace the path of your all-giving love; help us to set aside the things of this world and to live joyfully, humbly and simply; and grant that counting the riches of this world but loss, and forsaking all
thought of our own glory, we may steadfastly live for your glory alone; for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.


For Religious Orders
O Lord, you became poor for our sake, that we might be made rich through your poverty; guide and sanctify, we pray, those whom you call to follow you under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience (especially____________); that by their prayer and service they may enrich your Church, and by their life and worship may glorify your Name; for you reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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