Almighty God,
who created us in your image:

Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil
and to make no peace with oppression;
and, that we may reverently use our freedom,
help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice
in our communities and among the nations,

to the glory of your holy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God,

now and for ever.

Arise! o Lord, and awaken your people!