Almighty God, we pray your blessing on the work of your church in this parish. Make it a place of prayer, a centre of Christian teaching, and a witness to your redeeming love; so that the lapsed and indifferent may be brought to a knowledge of you, and the faithful be endowed with burning zeal as they seek to live the gospel.

Make us, Lord, a people less concerned about our accomplishments and more about what needs to be done, that we may with one heart and mind demonstrate your love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen