|Dogwood blossoms represent the cross and wounds of Christ.|
Almighty God, from the sleeping ground
You bring forth blooming life in Spring:
bring forth also new life in our hearts.
You fed the multitudes with bread in the desert:
feed our spirits with your abundant Word.
Let us be renewed in our fellowship,
and inspired by our time in prayer with You,
that we may be united in Truth and Love.
May we treasure our blessings,
obey your will,
and pray for the healing of our faults,
which only comes through your grace.
Look with favor upon your servants, we pray,
who rest within your steadfast Love.