Author of Our Salvation,
let our prayers come before You
as we praise and bless your Name.
Pardon us, Lord, for our offenses,
our careless exploitation of others,
our heedless abuse of your creation.
Bring us out of error into truth,
and strengthen us to will to live humbly together,
in justice and in peace.
Lord Jesus, we put our trust in You:
may we devote ourselves to your healing ways,
empowered by love, not hate.
Place your hand of blessing, Lord,
over all who seek comfort in your embrace.