God of all,
we thank you for the London 2012 Games:
for the gathering of many nations in peace;
for unity around Olympic values and for sport at its best.
We thank you for the athletes, coaches and officials;
and for the press, broadcasters and spectators.
We thank you for the IOC and LOCOG;
and for all employees, the uniformed services, and Games Maker volunteers
who have made these Games possible.
We pray for the the Paralympics,
that they will enable all who participate to give of their best
and inspire a generation with a vision of a more inclusive world.
So may we know your richest blessing,
Life-giving God, Renewing Spirit,
Jesus, Prince of Peace,
now and forevermore. Amen.
1.25am 13/8/12 Revd Tony Miles – Media Chaplain