Merciful God, we thank you for this new day you have given us!
guidance we are like clouds that provide neither shade nor rain, adrift
and without purpose. Make us a blessing
to those we meet today: let us enact justice and give generously of
ourselves. Let us reach out in compassion to those who suffer, and dry
the tear of those in fear or anxiety. Let us be a balm to those who are
afflicted in body or soul, and be patient guides to those who seek your
Hear the prayers of your people, O God, and attend to those whose
cry is to You.