Direct, O Lord, our actions by thy inspiration
and further them by thy continual help,
that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from thee,
and through thee may be happily ended.
Through Christ our Lord.
This prayer was recited before his lessons by Mr Norris, history teacher at St John's College Southsea. It succinctly expresses what we have been circling around these last couple of days: our role as baptised Christians as co-creators of this Earth under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Come, Holy Spirit!