Most Merciful God, waken our ears to hear your word in our lives, and accept our grateful hearts we offer to You. You, O Lord, are our helper and deliverer, a stronghold in times of trial and companion in times of joy.
Let all who seek You rejoice, Lord Christ, for your light shines upon us, warming our hearts and illuminating our minds. Grant us perseverance to run the race set before us, to serve You and each other with rejoicing.
Spirit of the Living God, fill us with the fire of wisdom and love, and set our souls on fire for thy service. Blessed Jesus, gather us within the enclosure of mercy, and protect and bless those we now name, we humbly pray.