|Applause for the beauty of music by the Clayton Trio on Easter Sunday, 2016,|
at Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country, Missouri.
Beloved Savior, even when we falter, your faithfulness endures throughout the ages: You never leave our side. You know each hope within our hearts: just as with the stars in the sky, you have created us and call us each by name. By your example in Christ Jesus, let us work for freedom, healing, and welcome for the oppressed and the stranger. Reign in our hearts, Lord Christ, and let us be ruled by love in place of fear: let us be mindful, forgiving, and compassionate to all, even to those who have hurt us. Beloved One, we put all that we are in your hands: bless and keep those we now name, we pray. Amen.