|St. Martin's, Ellisville.|
O Beloved, your glory rises within our hearts as we give thanks before rising for all your blessings.
Lord Jesus, you are our daystar and our guide: may we seek you first, last, and always.
In all our thoughts guide us and keep us in paths of peace; let us seek the wisdom to know your voice when You call to us.
Let our actions testify to your light, O God, and our joy to the beauty of your kingdom.
Help us to rebuke the powers of death, fear, and hatred; kindle your love within the hard of heart.
In our joys and our anxieties let us rest in You, Spirit of Wholeness, and send your angels to tend to those for whom we pray.
Written in response to eleven gun deaths in Chicago over the weekend, bringing their homicide total to 500 for the year, and the killing of 13-year-old Tyre King in Columbus, Ohio, after pulling a BB-gun from his waistband.