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Almighty God, You have made us for yourself, and blessed creation with your love and care: we offer up our thanks and praise.
We offer sincere repentance for our manifold sins, and ask strength and wisdom to renew our journey with You, O Christ. May we remember that we can never build ourselves up at another's expense, and turn away from pride and fear.
Help us to walk the pilgrim's path of love, justice, and unity, working together for the repair of the world. May we open our hearts to bind up the wounds of those around us, Lord God, embodying your mercy and compassion for all creation. On bended knee we ask your blessing this day, O Holy One, and remember the needs of our loved ones before You.