|Azalea in my garden|
Holy God, we give thanks to You for your gracious mercy upon us, and for the beauty of loving hearts in the world.
We thank You for steadfast and faithful friends, whose love and support strengthens us each day. We thank You for the glory of your creation, which inspires us to love and care for this Earth. We thank You for your angels who bend over us at sleep or at work or at play. Kindle our hearts and minds with a holy fire to serve and worship You with all that we have. Soothe the pains and sorrows of those who mourn today those lost in defense of hearth and home.
Accept the whispered supplications of your people, O Holy One, and scatter the blessings of your love and tenderness upon those we now name.