O God of many names, lover of all peoples; we pray for peace in our hearts and homes, in our nation and our world; the peace of your will, the peace of our need.
Dear Christ, our friend and our guide, pioneer through the shadow of death, passing through darkness to make it light, be our companion that we may fear no evil, and bring us to life and to glory.
O God of peace and justice, of holiness and love; knit us together in mind and flesh, in feeling and in spirit, and make us one, ready for that great day; the fulfillment of all our hopes, and the glory of Jesus Christ.
Keep us in the spirit of joy and simplicity and mercy.
Bless us and those who you have entrusted to us, in and through Jesus Christ our Savior.
(A New Zealand Prayer Book, 162)