we pray that You would give us the knowledge and insight
that comes from You alone.
May we know Your will in all things,
and may our lives bring honour to Your name.
Strengthen us with Your infinite power,
according to Your glorious might,
so that we would have everything we need
to endure hardship with patience and joy.
We praise You for rescuing us from the powers of darkness,
and bringing us into Your kingdom of light.
We praise You that we can share in the inheritance
that belongs to Your people.
And we praise You that, through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
we have been redeemed and set free from our sins.
All praise to You, gracious and merciful God. Amen.