Holy One, we give you thanks and praise for your protective arms around us as we journey through night and day.
Renew a right spirit within us, that we may walk the paths of wisdom, compassion, and peace with courage.
Forgive us the times we have surrendered to folly or acted unjustly and injured the fabric of community.
Unite us to Christ in love and goodwill, serving the kingdom of God with joyful obedience grounded in the gospel of love.
Lord Jesus, our times are in your hand: bind up our hearts, and guide us in each step we take. Press the kiss of your blessing over all who call upon you, O Savior, and especially over those we now name.