Parish Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for the grandeur and splendour of the mountains, lakes and rivers that surround us. Grant us wisdom to value our inheritance, to recognise our responsibilities to them, and all that we have been given by you.

Bless all who worship at the churches of St Peter and St Paul, give us the grace to look beyond our walls to the community we serve. Let us be a witness to that community by working together in harmony with respect for one another, showing the virtues of compassion, mercy and justice, expressing love and forgiveness.

May we be diverse in our outlook, welcoming and offering hospitality to all visitors, even those who worship and claim God in ways different from our own.

As a community of believers, grant to us the strength of St Peter, the vision and commitment of St Paul as we go daily about our own ministries. May we grow in grace so that by working together we may be a light to the world and living proof that our Churches are truly One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. Amen.