God of all Creation,
You have constantly poured out your Spirit
upon our Diocese and kindled here a light
which has spread throughout the world.
Lord Jesus, you gathered disciples to yourself
to learn from you and to model their lives on you.
Your Holy Spirit empowered them
to continue your work in the world.
Come upon us, Holy Spirit,
deepen the faith you invite us to share
and inspire us to become faithful witnesses.
As we begin to develop our partnerships,
help each one of us to use the gifts you gave us
to nurture one another,
to serve the world and to live in harmony
with the whole of creation.
All of this we ask in the name of
Our Lord Jesus Christ.