Prayer to Build Up the Mystical Body of Christ

May we, Lord,

live a life worthy of the calling we have received,

with perfect humility, meekness and patience.

May we bear with each other lovingly,

preserving the unity which has the Spirit as its origin,

and peace as its binding force.

There is but one Body and one Spirit,

just as there is but one hope;

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

You are the unique God and the father of all,

who is over all,

works through all,

and is in all.

Help us to work,

each one at our own post,

to the building of the Body of Christ,

till we become

one in faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son

and form that perfect man,

who is Christ come to full stature.

Let us, Lord,

profess the truth in love

and grow to the full maturity of Christ, the head.

(cf. Eph 4, 1-15)

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