O Lord God of Israel, the heavens cannot contain you,
yet you are pleased to dwell in the midst of your people, and have moved us to set apart a space on which to build a house of prayer:
Accept and bless the work which we have now begun,
that it may be brought to completion, to the honor and glory of your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy spirit, one God, for ever and for ever.
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