|Dawn's light moves across the cross, Holy Saturday, 2016, Church of the Good Shepherd, Town and Country, MO.|
Like a mighty oak you hold your arms wide
and seek to draw the world to yourself:
we find a home within your branches.
Your wisdom and love sustains and refreshes our souls:
God is our dayspring and our help.
May we seek You and bear witness to your glory
in each face we see, in each hand we take.
Make us bearers of your grace and mercy
as we support each other in following your Way.
Holy Spirit, be our steadfast companion;
let us walk the holy path of compassion and hope.
Lord Christ, you poured yourself out for us:
may we welcome You with a shout of joy into our hearts.
Give us your blessing as we serve You, O God,
and grant your comfort and blessing to those we now name.