|Seagull in flight, Creve Coeur Lake.|
Most Merciful God, who upholds us all our days, we rise in love to center ourselves within your care.
Be our shield and our rock, Lord Christ, a lamp to light our path to reconciliation.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, defend us from all evil, that we may dedicate ourselves to your truth.
Create and sustain in us hearts for justice, that we may be forces of healing and liberation in the world.
Make us bearers of the light of Christ, united in fellowship to love and serve your unfolding creation.
Lifted up by your Grace, O God, we place our praises and pleas before You as we pray.