O God our refuge and rock, Make us strong, that we may be steadfast in faith and in life, a life of joy, a life of gentle strength, prayer and supplication.
May we your people focus our thoughts on
whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is pleasing,
whatever is commendable,
whatever is excellent,
whatever is worthy of praise.
May our words and service be a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable to you.
Father, we trust that you will satisfy our needs out of Christ’s grace.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with our spirit, until he calls us home.