God of the southern isles and seas,
we remember with thanksgiving your servant John Patteson,
whose life was taken by those
for whom he would freely have given it;
grant us the same courage in extending your gospel
and readiness to share our life with others,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
your kingdom come
on earth as in heaven.
God our life,
be with us through this day,
whether or not it brings us joy.
Help us when evening comes to recall one benefit,
for which to give you thanks.