Lord, please help us to be a group who wants to see your kingdom grow. Please make us like good soldiers, true athletes, hardworking farmers, who love to please you and share in your joy. Make us people who are quick to speak of the grace that is in Christ Jesus and of the gospel that has been entrusted to us. Help us to join together in this labour of the kingdom, sowing the seed of the gospel wherever we may. Help us to trust in and long for you to cause the growth and bring about a harvest. May we keep our hope in the gospel and let it shape the way we act today.