Honour and praise to you, Lord God Almighty, most dear Father of heaven, for all the loving-kindness you have shown to us:
thanks be given to you for creating us after your own image;
thanks be given to you for redeeming us through the sacrifice of your dear Son;
thanks be given to you for sanctifying us with thine Holy Spirit
thanks be given to you for helping and succouring us in all our needs and necessities;
thanks be given for to you saving us from all dangers of body and soul;
O Lord, strengthen our faith; kindle it in our love towards you, and our neighbours
Guide us, so that we will always content with the work that you have given us. Bless all the efforts of our hands and the words of our lips so that they will always be helpful to others.
Lord, hold us by your merciful hand, that we may be kept safe amid all the challenge and turmoil of these difficult days.
Let your tender hand and outstretched arm, O Father, be our defence;
let the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, your dear Son, be our salvation;
let the grace and Holy Spirit be our comfort and consolation;
unto the end and in the end.
(After John Knox)