you so enabled Henry Williams to proclaim the gospel
among the Maori people
that he is remembered as a father of the tribes;
fulfil among us his vision,
that through our labours
your church may be a true partnership of aroha;
through 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.