So let us pray, with a thankful heart, for the church and for the world, for our own needs and for the needs of others, following the pattern that Jesus taught us.
Through our love of the countryside,
Through our respect for all God's creation,
Through our care of property, possessions and resources,
Through our concern for the unique detail of each human life,
Through our honesty, integrity and lifestyle:
Our Father in heaven we pray, "Hallowed be your name."
Hallowed be your name.
On farms and in factories where vital work is done,
In our homes and families where we have our roots, and are valued for who we are,
In hospitals and hospices where love and care are generously given,
In colleges and schools where the future is shaped,
In prisons, hostels and refuges where the broken can be made whole,
In shops and offices where trade and commerce flourish,
In palaces and parliaments where policy and plans are made:
Our Father in heaven we pray, "Your kingdom come, on earth as in heaven."
Your kingdom come, on earth as in heaven.
As we seek guidance in the reading of your word and in prayer,
As we walk in the way of your commandments,
As we try to live true to our conscience and
faithful to the hope that is within us,
As we share the story of our faith and seek to win others for you,
As we serve one another in the power of your love,
As we strive for truth, peace and justice for all:
Our Father in heaven we pray, "Your will be done."
Your will be done.