Gracious God, you are our life-giver and liberator,
Make us both alert and free in your service.
In the light of your truth may we see best
How to use our resources for the day’s events.
Give us your Spirit,
Make us people who will build your kingdom,
Not people who will pull it down.
Empower us through your Spirit,
Take our strength and our energy
And help us to put all we have into the struggle for your goodness and truth.
Thank you for the gift of your Spirit,
which advocates, empowers and challenges us.
Encourage us in all things and
May we continue to live in fellowship
Which is found in your grace, love and mercy.
In Jesus name, Amen.