|Nothing like a hand to hold, in joy, sorrow, or simply gratitude and love.|
Most Merciful God, we lift our hearts to You in wonder, love, and praise. Raise the canopy of your blessing over us, we pray, and gather us to You in love and faithfulness. Help us open our hearts to treasure each other and the world around us. Animate us by your Holy Spirit to walk in your paths of compassion and healing. Press the kiss of your blessing, Blessed Jesus, upon us and those whose needs raise before You.