Dear Almighty God,
You insist on being our Father,
You liberate us from the evil one,
The choice is completely yours to have us
as your sons and daughters.
Thank you, for now it is the acceptable time:
it is not too late to turn to you.
Now is the day of salvation,
it is not a day to be destroyed
or to be cast out of your presence.
May nothing be found in us to obstruct anyone’s way
on that day.
We honour and give thanks for all servants who
endure suffering, hardship and mistreatment
for the sake of the gospel.
Praise to you for allowing us to be
an embodiment of the temple that is your dwelling place.