The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. John 4:23
Almighty God, who called your faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in the lands of Germany and Friesland, and by his labor and suffering raised up a people for your own possession: Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon your Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many your holy Name may be glorified and your kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Psalter: Psalm 45
Lessons: Ecclesiastes 2:16-26, Galatians 1:18-2:10, Matthew 13:53-58
We pray for them that are ministers of thy Word, whose work it is, so far as a man is able, to draw men unto thee. We pray that thou wilt bless their work, but that at the same time they themselves in this work of theirs may be drawn unto thee, and by their zeal to draw others unto thee they themselves may not be held back from thee. And we pray for the simple Christians that being themselves drawn unto thee they may not think poorly of themselves, as though it were not granted also unto them to draw others unto thee, in so far as a man is able.
In so far as man is able--for thou alone art able to draw unto thyself, though thou canst employ all means and all men to draw all unto thyself. Amen. (48)
Minister's Prayer Book (1959)