Gracious and eternal God,
your servant Anskar laid the foundations
for the gospel among the people of Scandinavia,
but did not see the results of his labours;
give us patience and keep us from all discouragement,
knowing that you will surely bring to completion
the work that you have begun;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
hallowed be your name
on earth as in heaven.
Holy One, holy and eternal,
awesome, exciting and delightful in your holiness;
make us pure in heart to see you;
make us merciful to receive your kindness,
and to share our love with all your human family;
then will your name be hallowed on earth as in heaven.