Stir us, O God, with your vibrant desire.
Move us, O God, to work for your justice.
Inspire us, O God, to active service.
Keep us, O God, from complacent indifference.
Challenge us, O God, with your compassion and mercy.
Take and shape us, O God, so that we might live
as Christ would have us live, to your praise and glory. Amen
Prayers and intercessions
Almighty and eternal Lord,
Father of glory and guardian of mankind,
help us to see your grace in one another.
Fill us with praise for the wonders
that you have created in the
world you made for us to live in,
that we may joyfully work and
pray for the unity of your
Church and of all your children
beneath the roof of heaven;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, God for ever
Lord Jesus Christ, our King and Saviour, who embraced the Cross to set all mankind free; give us grace to share your suffering with courage; keep us rooted in your love and steadfast in our faith, that we may proclaim your Kingdom to the world, Lord of the heavens and all creation, who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
O Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,
the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and
our work is done. Then, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging
and a holy rest, and peace at the last,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord, give your servant patience to be still,
- and do your will.
Courage and faith, wholly to trust your arm,
- and fear no harm.
Your wisdom that will never let me stray
- from Your true way.
Your love that always wants the best for me
- and a share in victory.
O God the Son, highest and holiest,
who humbled yourself to share our birth and our death:
bring us with the shepherds and the wise men
to kneel before your holy cradle,
that we may come to sing with your angels
your glorious praises in heaven;
where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign,
God, world without end.
LORD JESUS, as we rejoice in your Resurrection
may our prayers and praises open our hearts
to experience the power of your risen life within us.
Transform the parts of our lives
that are in need of your healing touch,
so that we may reach out to those around us
with your compassionate love.
Surround us with the radiant light of your glory,
so that we can freely share your Easter gifts of joy and peace.
May our lives proclaim the liberating power
of your death and resurrection,
so that our brothers and sisters
may also know your presence with them now,
and your deep desire to bring salvation
to the whole created world.
To you be praise and glory this day (night)
and for evermore.