you called Martin from military service
to be a bishop in your church;
may we, following the example of his compassion,
care for the needy
and deal gently with all people,
that we may be clothed with righteousness;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Almighty and everlasting God,
we thank you that you have brought us safely
to the beginning of this day;
keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,
and guide us to do always what is right in your eyes.
May Christ the King give us his blessing of peace.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.