Thought of the day
Friday, November 20, 2015

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