Thursday, August 9, 2018
Most Merciful God,
who gathers us within the embrace of your loving-kindness,
and makes all things in heaven and on earth,
we offer your our hearts and hands:
anoint them to your use today, we pray.
May we hear the call of Christ to discipleship,
and be renewed and refreshed in faithfulness and service,
bearing with each other in gentleness and love,
for the life of the world.
In all we do,
may we be the healing hands and heart of Jesus,
that our lives may be a testimony of joy.
Give your angels charge over all who cry out to You, O God,
and rest your hand of blessing
upon those whom we remember before You.