May the Grace of our Risen Lord bring you peace and comfort, and also the encouragement to continue to walk in faith to grow more in love of God and neighbour. PLENARY COUNCIL PRAYER: "Come, Holy Spirit of Pentecost. Come, Holy Spirit of the great South Land. O God, bless and unite all your people of Australia and guide us on the pilgrim way of the Plenary Council. Give us grace to see your face in one another and to recognise Jesus, our companion on the road. Give us the courage to tell our stories and to speak boldly your truth. Give us ears to listen humbly to each other and a discerning heart to hear what you are saying. Lead your Church into a hope-filled future, that we may live the joy of the Gospel. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, bread for the journey from age to age. Amen."