O God, the night has ended, and a new day awaits us. We seek to be thankful for the joys it will bring and strong to face its challenges. You are with us always, both in the rejoicing and in the fight. May we reach out not only for our own cares and concerns, but to help those around us. We may not be able to do everything, Lord, but we certainly hope to do what we can. May we live this day as a credit to our faith in You. We ask your care and blessing upon these, your children.