we thank you for the gifts of gentleness,
simplicity and strength,
by which your servant Aidan
won many to your gospel;
increase your gifts in us,
that we may be true to our calling
to proclaim the good news
and to fulfil the commission
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
your Son was revealed that he might overcome evil
and make us heirs of eternal life;
grant that we who have this hope in us
may purify ourselves as he is pure,
that when he appears in power and great glory,
we may be made like him,
to the honour of your name;
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.