Reports of meetings on Māori Church matters, 1872-1888
Prayer — For the — Diocesan Synod of the Church in New Zealand
Diocesan Synod of the Church in New Zealand.
O Almighty God, Who hast knit together Thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of Thy Son Christ our Lord, and art graciously present wherever Thy people are gathered together in His name and according to Thy will; mercifully look upon that portion of Thy Church to which we belong, and bless with Thy special favour the Council of our Clergy, and people, at this time assembled. Endue them with Thy manifold gifts of grace, with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, of power, of love, and of a sound mind, that in all their consultations they may have a single eye to Thy glory, and study to promote the good of Thy people, and the increase of Thy kingdom. Let nothing be done by them through strife or vain glory, or the fear of man; and let no private interests, or prejudices, or passions frustrate their endeavours: but grant, we beseech Thee, that all things which are needful to the ordering and edifying of Thy Church may be established and settled among us, that we all in our several vocations and ministries may do such good works as Thou hast prepared for us to walk in; and that being united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, we may with one mind and one mouth glorify Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.page break