Father we praise and bless You for every member of Your Church family throughout the world, and for the diverse ways that You graciously use each one to fulfil the particular role that You have purposed for them - in Your wider plans and purposes.
Thank you that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and Your own special possession. Thank You that we are stones being built up into a glorious dwelling-place - a Temple fit for our God – so that we may proclaim Your praises with our lips and in our lives. You have brought us out of darkness into Your wonderful light and we praise and bless you for your grace and mercy towards us and all people.
What a privileged people we are and how we bless and thank You for making us one with each other, and in union with Christ Jesus our Lord. Stir up in our hearts a desire to be in unity one with the other – under the banner of Christ our Head. Sanctify us with Your truth and keep us ever looking to Jesus, Who alone is the Way to God, the only Sacrifice for our sins and the only Mediator between man and God, Whom to know is life eternal and in Whose name we pray,