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Thought provoking sermon on Te Pouhere Sunday.

Collect

God of our faith, strengthen our Church as
it seeks to show your love in the ministry
of its three tikanga. Make us bold to fulfill
our common baptism, seeking new ways to
best serve you and show your boundless
love as you have shown that love to us in
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer

Blessed are you, God of the universe.
You have created us, and given us life.

Blessed are you, God of the planet earth.
You have set our world like a radiant jewel in the heavens,
and filled it with action, beauty, suffering, struggle and hope.

Blessed are you, God of Aotearoa New Zealand
in all the peoples who live here,
in all the lessons we have learned,
in all that remains for us to do.

Blessed are you because you need us;
because you make us worthwhile,
because you give us people to love
and work to do
for your universe, for your world and for ourselves.
Amen.