O Lord our creator, by your holy prophet you taught your
ancient people to seek the welfare of the cities in which they
lived. We commend Riverdale, and Toronto, to your care, that it
might be kept free from social strife and decay. Give us
strength of purpose and concern for others, that we may create
here a community of justice and peace where your will may be
done; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
‘Occasional Prayers, 21. For the Neighbourhood’, The Book of Alternative Services, p.680 (with slight revisions).