to you all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your holy spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
O gracious God,
You bring us together from many different places,
You endow us with varied gifts and responsibilities,
You challenge us to respond to your call,
Guide our halting, impatient steps,
sustain us and help us sustain each other,
that, through our labours
we may help bring into the world
your sweet justice,
through Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.