|From St. Chappelle, Paris.|
Let us arise from our beds, determined to bring praise to our God today! Loving One, we kneel before You and ask your blessing upon the work of our hands today. Give us a right and loving spirit, that we may center ourselves in silence upon Your Truth. Help us to carry into the week what we learned before your altar. Help us to see the beauty of Christ in each face we meet. Help us to learn and be transformed as we meditate upon your Word. Give us generous, patient hearts, that we may be a blessing to those who are in need. Hear the prayers of your people, O Merciful One, and send your blessing upon those whose hope is in your unfailing care.