additional disciples, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 10-11 century
Lord, make us more effective witnesses for the gospel
and deepen our understanding of the faith;
that our convictions may be so strong
that we shall want to share them,
and so lucid that we shall know how to communicate them;
for the honour of our Lord Jesus Christ
after Mervyn Stockwood, 1913 – 1995, Anglican Bishop
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others
and sent them on ahead of him, two by two,
into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
And he said to them,
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest.”