O Thou merciful God! O Thou Who art
might and powerful! O Thou most kind
Father! These servants have gathered together,
turning to Thee, supplicating Thy threshold, desiring
Thine endless bounties from Thy great assurance.
They have no purpose save Thy good
pleasure. They have no intention save service to
the world of humanity.
O God! Make this assemblage radiant. Make
the hearts merciful. Confer the bounties of the
Holy Spirit. Endow them with a power from
heaven. Bless them with heavenly minds. Increase
their sincerity, so that with all humility and contrition
they may turn to Thy kingdom and be occupied
with service to the world of humanity.
May each one become a radiant candle. May each
one become a brilliant star. May each one become
beautiful in color and redolent of fragrance in the
kingdom of God.
O kind Father! Confer Thy blessings. Consider
not our shortcomings. Shelter us under Thy protection.
Remember not our sins. Heal us with Thy
mercy. We are weak; Thou art mighty. We are
poor; Thou art rich. We are sick; Thou art the
Physician. We are needy; Thou art most generous.
O God! Endow us with Thy providence. Thou
art the Powerful. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the