God of power and mercy, give us the spirit of prayer
and repentance, - with burning love for you and for all mankind. Help us to work with you in making all things new in Christ, - and in spreading justice and peace throughout the world. Teach us the meaning and value of creation, - so that we may join its voice to ours as we sing your praise. Forgive us for failing to see Christ in the poor, the distressed and the troublesome. - and for our failure to reverence your Son in their persons.