|Window at Emmanuel Church, Webster Grove, Missouri.|
Lord Jesus, you stand at the door and knock: let us answer in joy and hope!
Let us open wide the doors of our hearts, to welcome love in and to sweep out all bitterness.
Let us open wide the doors of our minds, to welcome wisdom in, and seek the Way of Truth in Christ.
Let us open wide the doors of our souls, to welcome the Spirit of Compassion to fill us with light and peace.
Most Merciful God, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life Giver, place your seal of blessing upon us, and upon those we remember before You, we pray.