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O Lord the Ultimate Reality;

The Reality beyond all Realities;

The eternal truth among us.

We command our beautiful island of the Indian Ocean into your loving hand.

Thank you, Lord, for our diversity of religions, ethnicities, cultures and languages. Lord help us to celebrate our diversity to make our lives meaningful.

Let the leaders of our Motherland understand that they are servants of this land appointed by the people to preserve, sustain & develop this country to make the lives of the citizens of this nation prosperous in all spheres of life.

May this land of ours be a blessing to us and our generations to come to live in harmony with beings created in your own image.

We offer this prayer in the name of our Triune God, Amen.

Rt. Rev'd Keerthisiri Fernando is the Bishop of Kurunegala in the Diocese of Kurunegala, Church of Ceylon, Sri Lanka