|The Caribbean sea, Santiago de Cuba, last February.|
Merciful One, we bless your Holy Name,
and offer You our praise and thanksgiving.
Make us worthy to serve you, Lord Christ,
renouncing the ways of hatred or contempt.
Restore us for service in your sanctuary;
consecrate us with the Holy Spirit that all may be one.
Let us make a home for you in our hearts, Blessed Jesus,
that we embody your compassion and peace.
Raise your hand of blessing over us, O God,
and give your angels charge over those we now name.