We rise in the glory of morning
to make our way before your altars, O God,
giving thanks and praise before You.
Beloved Savior, you call us to walk in the way of God,
and the way of God is founded on compassion and healing,
in taking on each other's burdens
and carrying each other in times of trial.
Help us to embody your loving presence
and healing touch
as your body in the world, Lord Christ.
As you nourish us,
and make our suffering your own,
so let us do likewise for each other
as a sign of our love and faithfulness.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
gentle us and bless us, O Holy One,
and grant your healing and your peace
to those whose needs we raise before you.