we gather to worship You,
joining our hands and hearts around your altars,
rejoicing to hear your Word.
Bread of Life, your nourish us and nurture us,
offering us abundant grace and hope,
calling us to live and love as Your children.
Help us live a life shaped by communion
and work for true peace and justice in the world,
resolute and compassionate,
united by your Spirit.
Sanctify and hallow our offerings:
our bread and wine,
our hearts, souls, and bodies,
that we may walk as companions in your Way,
healing and reconciling in the Name of Christ.
Almighty One, Holy Trinity,
we place ourselves into your tender care,
and lay before you the concerns of our hearts as we pray.
Image: Jesus, eucharist, and the twelve, Ethiopan.