|A bloom faces the morning sun at Kauffman Memorial Gradens in Kansas City.|
Lord Jesus Christ, uphold us by your spirit from our rising through our resting, and keep us as the apple of your eye.
We are created in the likeness of God: let us walk in love as Christ walks alongside us.
Help us renounce all that leads us to fear and hate, and hold fast instead to the hope and love planted within us at our birth.
Guide us into paths of compassion, that we may remember your command to love and care for one another.
Blessed Teacher, take us by the hand and call us to healing in heart, mind, and spirit.
Let us turn into the embrace of the Holy One, and rejoice in the fellowship of all creation to live in shalom.
Merciful One, place your hand of blessing upon us, and comfort all who call upon you.