you called George Augustus Selwyn
to be bishop of the church in New Zealand
and to lay a firm foundation for its life;
grant that, building on his labours
and encouraged by his gifts of heart, hand and mind,
we too may extend your kingdom,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Almighty and everlasting God,
we thank you that you have brought us safely
to the beginning of this day;
keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and guide us to do always what is right in your eyes.