You have chosen us to be Your beloved people,
and have gathered us to live in this parish.
Be pleased with all our efforts
to love You and serve You
in word, worship, and work.
Give Your + blessings to these members
of our parish council
and let them be pleasing to You.
Guide their activities by the light of Your Spirit,
and help them to work for Your honour and glory
and for the benefit of all Your people.
we praise Your Name
for ever and ever.