|The Holy Family. Source unknown.|
Father of All Mercies,
Mother of All Kindness,
we give You thanks for the Holy Name of Jesus.
Teach us to live and love
under the banner of your Beloved Son,
working to restore creation
from the hurt we have inflicted on it.
Lead us into unity
as we face forward into the New Year,
and turn to You, Lord Christ,
as our exemplar and guide.
within the shelter of your arms
as we bear the name of Christ,
that we be holy and compassionate people.
Strengthen us in prayer and praise,
and receive our intercessions
which we lay before You
in hope and love.