you called your servant Mechtild
to proclaim your love
and to challenge abuses in your church;
may we come to see all things in you
and your presence in all things,
that we may witness to your care;
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.
May Christ the King give us his blessing of peace.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.