and with all that is within us praise and bless God.
Most Merciful One, pour forth your grace
that it may fill the crevices of our hearts with joy and compassion.
Inscribe your love in our sinews and bones,
and strengthen us for the mission you give us.
Nourished by your gospel,
let us bear good fruit
for the life of the world.
Let our lives be testimony
to the glory and power of Love in all creation.
Gather us within your embrace, Lord Christ,
especially those for whom we pray.