|Calla lily on the grounds of Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.|
In peace, we pray to You, Lord Christ, our hearts and faces upturned and open to your glory. Holy One, You are our shepherd; we therefore have no reason to be afraid.
You gather us into your arms, blessed Jesus, and carry us in safety and love. We rest within your mighty embrace, O Redeemer; You cover us in the mantle of your grace and truth. Each breath we take is precious in your sight, O God; you know our lying down and our rising up. We know that we are yours forever; nothing can separate us from the love and mercy of God our Savior.
You strengthen the trembling; You comfort those who mourn; You bear within You those who have fallen. We can endure and overcome all things through Christ; in You we root our trust and our hope.
Holy One, we place before you the names and cares of all who call upon You this day, and ask that You grant them peace and solace.