Gracious and eternal God,
you desire that we should know you
and delight in your creation;
we give you thanks for Teresa,
your visionary and practical servant;
may her example encourage us
to learn the way of perfection,
in the spirit of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
hallowed be your name
on earth as in heaven.
God of work and rest and pleasure,
grant that what we do this week may be for us an offering
rather than a burden;
and for those we serve, may it be the help they need.