|Russian icon of the Baptism of Jesus, 18th century.|
Most Merciful One, Lover of Our Souls, guide and guard us as we seek to follow your light in our lives.
Baptize us into your truth, and embolden us to share in your work of healing and reconciliation in the world.
Make us worthy by the power of the Spirit to bear the Name of Jesus into the places that most need repair and mercy.
Send your angels to comfort those who watch, or wait, or weep, and rescue those in pain or illness.