you called your servant Swithun
to be a loyal adviser to his king
and a faithful leader of his people;
give us courage
to speak boldly in your name
and follow humbly where you lead;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
give us today our daily bread.
Look kindly on our world, our God,
as we suffer and struggle with one another.
Look kindly on your Church,
driven by the same necessity;
and may the light we have seen in Jesus
illuminate and brighten all the world.