Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.
We praise you for calling us to be your people, your beloved sons and daughters.
Guide us as we try to follow Jesus.
Help us to hear your word and praise you in our worship and in our lives.
May your Holy Spirit deepen our love for you and teach us to love and serve you by loving and serving all your children, especially those in need.
Bless our work and our prayer, and grant that our lives may give you glory through our words, our witness, and our worship.
We give you praise, Father, through Jesus Christ our brother and our Lord, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.