God of all creation,
who were pleased to give the Bishop Saint Polycarp
a place in the company of the Martyrs,
grant, through his intercession,at, sharing with him in the chalice of Christ,
we may rise through the Holy Spirit to eternal life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Psalm 108: 2-7
My heart is ready, O God,
my heart is ready.
I will sing, I will sing your praise.
Awake, my soul;
Awake O lyre and harp,
I will awake the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples
I will sing psalms to you among the nations,
for your faithful love is higher than the heavens,
and your truth reaches the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
may your glory shine on all the earth!
With your right hand, grant salvation and give answer;
O come and deliver your friends.