|May our prayers ascend like incense. The bell tower at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis.|
O God, You hold our souls in life, and are ever with us: rejoicing, we approach you, and worship you in the temple of our hearts.
Our Savior approaches, and calls us to new life: may we turn, hear, and give thanks!
Draw us into deeper fellowship with you, Lord Jesus, and with each other, your Body in the world.
May we as a community of faith offer ourselves as a living prayer before the world, and testify to your grace, O God.
Drive far from us all division and fear, uniting us to You through bonds of hope and compassion.
Holy One, we offer before You our joys and our cares: bless and comfort those for whom we now pray.