|A bee works ardently on an aster at the Kauffman Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.|
Most Merciful God, who gives life to all creation, we offer You worship and thanks as the curtain of the night draws back. Feed our hearts with joy as we study your Word and remember our blessings this day.
Let us rebuke the forces of fear and darkness, and take the path of wisdom and justice, that peace may flourish through every land. May we love and serve you, Holy One, that all we do may testify to the love we are called to embody as your children.
Lord, consecrate us to serve each other in joy, and knit us together as one people. Press the kiss of your blessing and seal of your healing on all whose needs we lift before You.