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Litany of Thanksgiving for the Monastery

Let us thank God whom we worship in the beauty of holiness.

Eternal God, the heaven of heavens cannot contain you, much less the walls of temples made with hands. Graciously receive our thanks for this monastery, and accept these gifts of stone and light which we offer to your honour and glory.

For the Church universal, of which these visible buildings are the symbol,
We thank you, Lord.

For workers in stone and glass and metal, and all those who use their skills for your honour and glory,
We thank you, Lord.

For our benefactors, whose generosity have made this place possible, and who now enable it to be renewed,
We thank you, Lord.

For your presence whenever two or three have gathered together in your Name,
We thank you, Lord.

For this place of silence and sanctuary where we may be still and know that you are God,
We thank you, Lord.

For making us your children by adoption and grace, and refreshing us day by day with the bread of life.
We thank you, Lord.

For the knowledge of your will and the grace to perform it,
We thank you, Lord.

For the gifts of guidance in prayer and spirituality which form us more and more into the image of God,
We thank you, Lord.

For the fulfilling of our desires and petitions as you see best for us,
We thank you, Lord.

For the pardon of our sins, which restores us to the company of your faithful people,
We thank you, Lord.

For a vision of wholeness for all people, which helps us uncover our deepest desires and our place in the heart of God,
We thank you, Lord.

For the blessing of our vows and the crowning of our years with your goodness,
We thank you, Lord.

For the faith of those who have gone before us and for our encouragement by their prayers and witness,
We thank you, Lord.

For the fellowship of the ever blessed Virgin Mary, John the Beloved Disciple, Richard our Founder and all your Saints,
We thank you, Lord.

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