we come before You, to worship and give thanks.
The shades of night are drawn aside:
your glory fills the skies with beauty.
We thank you, Father, for the gift of your Son,
sent to teach and heal us,
to knit us into one Spirit.
Lead us in holiness and justice,
as you have taught us, Lord Jesus:
may we seek to do your will in all things.
Hallow and bless this day, we humbly pray:
fill it with justice, amity, and fellowship.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
preserve our hearts and minds in hope,
and grant your peace to those we now name.