|Leaves suspended in ice.|
O God, our times are in your hand: may we use this day to build your kingdom and strengthen the hearts of those we meet.
May we be sources of contentment and peace rather than discord and sorrow.
May we place your love always before our eyes, and seek to be worthy of claiming a place within your household.
May we be disciples of your Son in deed and action, rather than through claims and empty words that turn to ash and smoke.
May we not only enter into your temple as visitors, but invite you into our hearts, to dwell with you always.
For You are our companion and guide and Source of All; we long for your embrace as a field longs for the caress of rain. With upraised hearts we lift our prayers to You, in hope and in faith, trusting in your limitless care and mercy.