|Processional Cross, La Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona, Spain.|
We praise and bless You for the gift of this day, Lord Christ; accept our prayers and petitions as we give You thanks. We adore the One who calls us to full life within Creation, and join the chorus of angels who sing the praise of the holy.
May we love each other with tender mercy and gentleness, compassion springing up after every step. Make us bearers of peace who burn brightly with the holy fire of your love, Lord Jesus.
Give rest to the weary and hope to the anxious, O Eternal One, revealing the healing presence of the Spirit in all trials and joys. Sustain us by your grace, Most Merciful One, and grant your blessing to those we now remember as we pray.