Dear Father God,
You desire that we treat one another with dignity, respect and wisdom,
so that all of us,
men and women alike,
may be assisted to live a godly life,
living in purity of heart,
and our needs are met.
Show each of us how to fulfill
our functions in the community.
May we deal wisely with sinners,
so that they may be restored to a good relationship with you.
Help us to observe that our deeds, sinful or good,
will not remain hidden,
but that you will deal with us
as is right and fitting.
You will be merciful and forgiving, we trust,
because of our Savior. Amen.