Dear Father, who answers our prayers,
Help me to be steadfast in my praying to you,
even to stay awake that I may pray!
Fill my life with thanksgiving to you.
O God, I pray for all your servants everywhere
that you may open a door for us to proclaim your Word,
to declare the now-public secret,
Christ crucified, glorified, and coming,
and to make the message clear, as we ought to speak.
In the name of Jesus I ask you to fill our lives with your holy life
and to claim all our motives and deeds as your own.