|The heart of our galaxy, as seen from the Hubble Telescope.|
O God, your voice comes to us, reminding us that we are standing on holy ground. The Earth is yours and all that is in it: You are making heaven and earth, called to renewal in compassion.
We come before you in awe for your limitless glory, which you exercise as limitless mercy. Your promise of love to us is as vast as the stars and as deep as the reaches of space, yet as warm as a mother's embrace. Help us to worship you in each step we take upon the path before us today.
Watch over and strengthen, we pray, these whose names we place before you.