as your beloved children,
we pray that you would give us spiritual insight and understanding,
so that we would know your will in all things,
and so that the way we live would honour and please you,
and bear fruit in the lives of those around us.
We pray that you would strengthen us with your glorious power,
so that we would have the patience and endurance we need
to live with joy and integrity,
always giving thanks for the mercy and love you have shown us
in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
To you be glory, now and forever. Amen.