Prayer: We praise You, O God, with gladness and humility for all the joys of life. For health and strength, for the love of friends, for work to do and play to re-create us. We thank You for the adventure of life. Above all, we thank You for Your gift of Jesus Christ our Lord, for the blessings that have come to us through his body the Church. And help us to show our thankfulness, not only with our lips, but in our lives, always endeavouring to do that which shall please You, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (FMP 1964).