Almighty God, we gather together in thanksgiving, blessed by the gift of community. We thank You that each day we can gather together to worship You and draw closer to You. Holy One, rise within the firmament of our hearts like the rising sun, and warm us with your Spirit. Anoint us with your Truth, and empower us with your Love, that we may serve You, and in serving You, praise You as our God. Lord Christ, we invite you into our hearts today, seeking to make them tabernacles of your wisdom. Extend the shade of your blessing over those for whom we pray, and give them that peace which surpasses understanding.