|Osage Monastery Forest of Peace, Sand Springs, Oklahoma.|
O merciful one, we thank you for your care of us.
We thank you for each other, and thank you for making us so that we seek out communion with you and with each other.
We thank you for those who care for the ill, the friendless, the lonely.
We thank you for doctors and nurses, for priests and deacons, rabbis, pastors, imams, for policemen and firemen.
Watch over those without shelter and warmth or who labor in the cold.
Help us open our hearts to the orphan, the destitute, and the refugee, loving them as we love ourselves.
Watch over those bent with worry or pain. We ask your care and blessing upon these, your children.