By your grace, and sustained by the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Francis, and all the saints, make him an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let him sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
In all things may he present before you the acceptable offering of a pure, and gentle, and holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and power and glory in the Church, now and for ever. Amen.*
*Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer, “The Ordination of a Bishop,” and the Prayer of St. Francis by Rev. Michael K. Marsh. a priest of the Episcopal Church serving a parish in the Diocese of West Texas.