Thursday, March 13, 2014
O God, we praise you for your gift of this day; we open our arms to embrace the hope of the dawn.
O God, You are with us in winter and rejoice with us in spring; give us generous hearts warmed by your love. God calls to us in love and faithfulness through Christ, and calls us to return that love to all of God's creation.
The Lord our Maker is our protector and guide; in peace and in turmoil we rely upon our God. When our burdens cast us down, it is God who provides refuge and promises of strength and endurance.
Merciful One, shield the joyous and comfort the distressed, and rest your favor upon those we now name.