|I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.|
may we open our hearts to you today,
that we may be guided by your truth.
Lord, enter into our own woundedness,
Give us strength
to break the cycles of exploitation and pain we encounter,
and instead sow grace,
May we seek to walk in your way of service,
and welcome for all,
embodying love and kindness.
Give us healing hands and hearts,
and the will to walk into the darkest places
by the light of compassion and hope.
Holy One, in the Spirit of Love lead us today,
and give your angels charge over those for whom we now pray.