|There are no strangers- only friends we have not met. This gentleman wanted us to slow down and enjoy the scent of bay leaves in the gardens at Parc Guell in Barcelona.|
Most Merciful God, we thank You for bringing us to this day, that we may worship and praise You in every moment.
Holy One, let us make our lives an offering to You.
Bless and keep your servants as we seek to serve You with all that we have and all that we are.
As we gather around your altars, let our hearts be joined in love and faith, and let us know you in the breaking of bread.
Open our eyes to see the face of Christ in the friend and the stranger, to see your holy light shining from every person.
Walk beside us, Blessed Savior, and guide us into deeper knowledge of you, that our hearts may burn with your truth.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, shield the joyous, and grant your comfort and peace to all whose put their hope in You.