O Lord Jesus Christ, who art the very bright sun of the world, ever rising, never going down: Shine, we beseech thee, upon our spirit, that the night of sin and error being driven away by the inward light, we may walk without stumbling, as in the day. Grant this, O Lord, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen.
from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965
O God, who willest that all men should be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth: Prosper, we pray thee, our brethren who labor in distant lands (especially those whom we now name before thee). Protect them in all perils by land and sea; support them in loneliness and in the hour of trial; give them grace to bear faithful witness unto thee; and endue them with burning zeal and love, that they may turn many to righteousness, and finally obtain a crown of glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
From The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965