Monday, August 18, 2014
Loving God, You are with us always: let us seek always to be with You.
You bless us and forgive us without limit: may we be heartily sorry for our wrongs, and forgive those who have wronged us. You answer our sins with mercy and welcome us through grace: let us always have mercy and walk in justice with each other. You teach us your truths by the power of your Word and deeds: may our words and actions always give light to your Truth. You love us and comfort us in our despair and our pain: help us to comfort those who mourn and remember their needs.
Almighty One, lift us above the rising tide of trouble that threatens to overwhelm us, we pray you. Help us to respect the dignity of every creature, man or woman, young or old, rich or poor: set our hearts upon love over hate. Spread the wings of your solace over all who cry out to You, especially those we now name.