Preface of All Saints
[Common of a Saint]
[For Vocation in Daily Work]
[For the Unity of the Church]
PRAYER (traditional language)
Everlasting God, who dost lead thy people's feet into the ways of peace; Raise up, we beseech thee, heralds and evangelists of thy kingdom like thy servant John Mott, that thy church may make known to all the world the unsearchable riches and unsurpassed peace of thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
PRAYER (contemporary language)
Everlasting God, who leads your people's feet into the ways of peace; Raise up heralds and evangelists of your kingdom like your servant John Mott, that your church may make known to all the world the unsearchable riches and unsurpassed peace of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
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Last updated: 1 August 2020
EVANGELIST AND ECUMENICAL PIONEER,
3 October 1955
Raleigh Mott (May
25, 1865 - January
31, 1955) was a long-serving leader of the YMCA and the
World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). He received the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1946 for his work in establishing and strengthening international
Protestant Christian student organizations that worked to promote peace.
From 1895 until 1920 Mott was the General Secretary of the WSCF. In 1910,
Mott, an American Methodist layperson, presided at the 1910 World Missionary
Conference, which launched both the modern Protestant missions movement
and some say the modern ecumenical movement. From 1920 until 1928 he was
the Chairperson of the WSCF. For his labors in both missions and ecumenism,
as well as for peace, some historians consider him to be "the most widely
traveled and universally trusted Christian leader of his time". Intimately
involved in the formation of the World Council of Churches in 1948, that
body elected him as a life-long honorary President. His best-known book,
of the World in this Generation, became a missionary slogan in
the early 20th century.
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