Father, make your blessing increase in our midst, as in the multiplication of bread and fish, not for material gain, but for spiritual progress. Make your presence reach everyone as we share our joy.

Reassure us of your goodness, as we, in the family of faith, share our burdens with one another.

Give us eyes and ears for opportunities to strengthen faith, to soften hearts, to save souls, to hold high our Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us experience your loyal love, your gift of wisdom, your promised deliverance, your reviving word.

Make us bold in the courage of truth, make us tender-hearted in the compassion of Christ, make us certain of your constant presence to protect and guard us.