Most Merciful God, we lift up our hearts to You in gratitude and praise: fill us with your holy fire to serve You, we pray. We thank You, O God, for the blessing of fellowship: let all who seek You find their way to your incomparable grace. Blessed Savior, lead us through the narrow gate, for all like sheep we scatter at times, and need your guidance always. Accept the offered prayers of your people, O Beloved Jesus, and be our companion along the way. Send your angels to abide with those who mourn, and lighten the spirits of the troubled, we pray, remembering especially those we now name. Amen.