O God our Guide Guardian from of old:
grant us the means and opportunity to do good,
resolution to persevere and
grace to attain happily
to the blessed inheritance of Eternal Life.
Grant, we pray,
that wherever we are called upon to serve,
we may follow the example of your servants
St David of Wales and St Bernard of Clairvaux
and ever prove steadfast in faith
and valiant in your service.
We make these supplications
through him who is the captain of our salvation ―
Jesus Christ our Lord
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
ever One God,
world without end.
is a prayer for all of us to use as we progress as Pilgrims in the
journey of faith as the body for which Jesus prayed - that his disciples
should be one even as he and the Father are One:
("...that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me ..." - John 17: 22-23)
Lord God, we thank you
For calling us into the company
Of those who trust in Christ
And seek to obey his will.
May your Spirit guide and strenghten us
In mission and service to your world;
For we are strangers no longer
But pilgrims together on the way to your kingdom.