Friday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time
"My house shall be a house of prayer"
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.
We thank you now for this house of prayer
in which you bless your family
as we come to you on pilgrimage.
Here you reveal your presence
by sacramental signs,
and make us one with you
through the unseen bond of grace.
Here you built your temple of living stones,
and bring the Church to its full stature
as the body of Christ throughout the world,
to reach its perfection at last
in the heavenly city of Jerusalem
which is the vision of your peace.
In communion with all the angels and saints
we bless and praise your greatness
in the temple of your glory:
"Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might."
The Roman Missal
Preface of Dedication of a church