Sunday 6th May 2018, I received the ministry of Lector at St. Mary’s College Oscott. The Right Reverend Thomas Burns, Bishop of Menevia, was the celebrant.
Below is the prayer taken from the institution of Readers.
“Brothers and sisters, let us ask God our Father to bless these servants who have been chosen for the ministry of reader. Let us pray that they may be faithful to the work entrusted to them, proclaim Christ to the world, and so give glory to our Father in heaven.”
“Lord God, source of all goodness and light, you sent your only Son, the Word of life, to reveal to mankind the mystery of your love. Bless our brothers, who have been chosen for the ministry of reader. Grant that as they meditate constantly on your word they may grow in its wisdom and faithfully proclaim it to your people.”
“Take this book of holy Scripture and be faithful in handing on the word of God, so that it may grow strong in the hearts of his people. Amen.”