by your grace, your servant Silas
proved a trustworthy companion to your apostles;
make us loyal to your friends and ours,
that we may encourage one another on our way,
for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.
give us today our daily bread.
The Father loves you because you are willing to give your life;
no one takes your life from you;
you give it up of your own free will;
you are the good shepherd.
Jesus is the good shepherd who understands our frailty,
and knows each one of us by name.