|Rembrandt van Rijn, The Return of the Prodigal Son, 1667|
Precious Savior, let us be drawn into the embrace of your outstretched arms, that we may seek to embody your love in the world.
Let us remember our many blessings, and give You thanks and praise for your immeasurable grace. Let us hear again your call to compassion and mercy, that we live out the wisdom of God in the world.
Unite our hearts and minds in love, rooted in your truth, O Spirit of the Living God. Let us open our hearts, to renounce bitterness and rancor, and to ask forgiveness for sins and strength for renewal in faith.
Holy One, cover us in your mantle of peace, and grant comfort and fortitude to those we now name.