|If ever there was a need for a reminder of the beauty of creation, this would be it.|
Most Holy God, we bless and praise your Holy Name, and offer You our all: hear our prayer.
Give us strength to stand for the poor, the oppressed, and the forgotten, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Give us the will to treat others as we want to be treated, walking in the way of compassion and justice.
Give us the wisdom to reflect the Gospel of Love in all our actions, that we may walk in truth and faithfulness.
Give us the courage to face each new day with resolution rather than fear, and embrace hope rather than hatred.
Give us clarity to see the face of Christ in everyone, even those with whom we disagree.
Open our hearts, Lord Christ, to be filled with your grace, and to reflect your compassion into the world.
Pour out your Spirit upon us, that we may work for peace and healing in all we do.
Most Merciful One, Source of All Goodness, Lover of Our Souls, hear our prayer.