Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Scotland
under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman


Eternal Father,
we place before you the project
of forming the Personal Ordinariates
for Anglicans and Episcopalians
seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.
We thank you for this initiative of Pope Benedict XVI,
and we ask that, through the Holy Spirit,
the Ordinariates may become:
families of charity, peace and the service of the poor,
centres for Christian unity and reconciliation,
communities that welcome and evangelize,
teaching the Faith in all its fullness,
celebrating the liturgy and sacraments with prayerful reverence
and maintaining a distinctive patrimony of Christian faith and culture.
Drawing on that heritage we pray:
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings
with thy most gracious favour,
and further us with thy continual help;
that in all our works, begun, continued and ended in thee,
we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy
obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Our Lady of Walsingham:
Pray for us as we claim your motherly care.
Blessed John Henry Newman:
Pray that Christ's Heart may speak unto our hearts.
Saints and Martyrs of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales:
Pray for us and accompany us on our pilgrim way.