Loving One, we come before you in prayer as the day begins.
Make us a priestly people, guided by your word and sacraments. Give us the will to carry your banner into the world by our actions.
Watch over those who worry or weep, or who anxiously face the dawn. Comfort those who feel lost or alone, and help them to know the love of You, and the love of those around them. Sustain those who mourn, and strengthen those in distress.
We ask especially that you bless and uphold those whom we now name.