Almighty God and Lord of all,
we praise you for your gifts of creation,
in our land and its peoples.
Guide, we pray, our Parliament and its members,
in all the decisions they make in these coming days.
Grant them compassion for those who are vulnerable,
and courage to to support religious freedom
so that people can hold and teach their values and faith.
May our country, known for its diversity,
be bound together with deep respect for one another.
And we ask that your Church will show forth your kingdom of love
in all its grace and beauty.
This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.