LUNCH (Sext)



God of the boundless ocean
and the southern stars,
you have set the saints and martyrs of the Pacific
to light the way for the churches of this region;
in our turn make us true and trustworthy beacons,
pointing to our way, our truth, our life,
Jesus Christ our Saviour.


Our Father,
give us today our daily bread.

God of seed and growth and harvest,
creator of need, creator of satisfaction;
give us, we pray, our daily bread,
sufficient and assured for all.
Give us also, we pray, the bread of life,
and we shall have a care to feed the hungry,
and to seek for peace and justice in the world.
Help us, then, to remember and to know
that you are our life today and every day;
you are the food we need, now and for ever.