the source of all true peace,
you gave to your servant Irenaeus
gifts of leadership and insight to guide your church;
keep us steadfast in the truth,
respecting the created order
as the work of your hands,
and growing in grace,
till we attain the fullness of our humanity
in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
give us today our daily bread.
give us work till our life shall end,
and life till our work is done.