When we are drawn to the easy satisfaction of our appetites,

to the simple addictions of pleasure,

We pray for the strength to say ‘no’

and to live by your soul-feeding word.


When we are caught up in the self-aggrandising song

of power and self-sufficiency,

We pray for the humility to serve,

and to worship the only One who is worthy.


When we are challenged to accumulate

and to find our security in wealth,

We pray for the grace to give,

and for the faith to trust in your care.


And so, for us and for our world,

we embrace your wisdom and your word,

and we commit to living in your light

so that in some small way,

we may dispel the darkness.