Heavenly Father, please be gracious to us and give us life in your word. Reshape us from the broken and sinful people we inherently are and form in us the character of Christ. Give us patience as we deal with children and help us to teach them gospel truths, modelling them in our own lives also. We need your work in us to bring about good in our heart, so please do this by your Spirit, through your word. Strengthen us though your word especially this weekend as we join with other churches for the North Queensland Christian Convention. Keep us honest and humble in our interactions, not putting up a facade of false impressions but rejoicing in your grace to us all.