Holy and generous God, you give us the gift of your very self and invite us into relationship with you in all its fullness.

We pray for your Church – a Church for all people – called to witness to and share your love for the world.

We give thanks for the people of St Mary’s and the wider community that we serve.

We give thanks for the building in which we worship and the people who are themselves the living stones who take your love out into the world.

Give us wisdom to use aright all that you have given to us.

Give us courage to explore new ways of seeing and being.

Give us prayerful hearts that always seek after your truth, your guidance and your glory.

We offer our prayers in the power of your name.