|Zacchaeus tries to see Jesus as he passes by. Image origin unknown.|
Most Merciful One, we awaken with joy as we prepare to serve at your altar and remember your tender care of us always.
Help us to be so awestruck by your willingness to meet us where we are that we are willing to transform our lives.
Help us to reconcile with those we have wronged that we may open the home of our hearts to You, Lord Christ.
Help us to overcome our own short-sightedness to tend to the sick, the poor, and the outcast all around us.
Renewed by your Spirit, O God, we turn our hearts toward our loved ones in need, and ask your blessing upon them.