|Marigolds in Shepherd Farm garden, Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country, Missouri.|
Most Merciful God, we thank You for the weekly remembrance of the resurrection of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us gather before God's altars with joy and in peace with all, remembering your unending mercy and love.
Forgive us our failures and faltering faith in You and each other, that we be rededicated to turning away from sin and hatred. Remembering the unbounded grace, mercy, and forgiveness we receive, let us go and do likewise in our lives.
Help us to be faithful in small things as well as great, as we seek to be remade in the way of Jesus.
Send, O Lord, the power of the Holy Spirit to help heal the world through our willing hands, and place your blessing on those we now name as we pray.