Most Merciful God,
we adore you
and bless you, and give you thanks
as we come to worship You today.
Come, let us center ourselves
before the beauty of the Lord
and rejoice in the love
that makes us one
in heaven and on Earth.
We are the sheep of your own belonging, Lord Jesus:
may we hear your call to love and tenderness
and embody your compassion in the world each moment.
Rule us and guide us
by your loving hand, O Savior,
leading us to new life and hope,
that we may walk in your healing ways.
Come Holy Spirit,
renew us and strengthen us in faith,
and pour out your comfort on those we now name.