Staff prayer before a meeting Lord we ask you to preside over our meetings and our labours, and to bless all our endeavours. Help us to build a community united in harmony of love and service. We thank you Lord, for everything which widens our knowledge and equips us more fully for the task of life and living. Teach us to know our own strengths that we may use to the full the gifts and talents which you have given us. Help us to share a loving concern for each other at all times. Above all, Lord, help us to really know you, for this is the beginning and the end of all wisdom, this is eternal life.