|Today's my birthday, and I love this picture of Baby Me napping with my daddy.|
Gracious God, we draw near to You with joy, and give thanks for your steadfast Love as we rise. Let us awaken the dawn with our songs of praise, and center ourselves within the One who gives us life.
You have known us and loved us, O God, from the moment we first drew breath: You hold us each moment in the hollow of your hand.
Bless and keep us today, Lord Christ: may the shadow of your mercy shelter us and bind our hearts in love for one another. Place the kiss of your blessing upon all whose needs we place before You, we humbly pray.