Lord God who created all mankind with a benevolent purpose —
The Son of Man fulfilled the purpose for which you sent him.
He did your work and finished his task on earth.
Do so in me, as well, for I desire to do your will,
For love’s sake and in your perfect love,
To draw the sous of men to you, to know your presence.
O High, Exalted, Only God in heaven, who plans for good —
See me through to the end, with faith and joy and peace.
Keep life’s sufferings from turning sour the heart,
And disappointments from making me bitter against you.
Show me your hand in all you do, keep doubt far from me.
May the lonely Jesus walk with me, with steps of grace.