Lord God, you hold out the light of your Word to those who do not know you. Show me loving-kindness – that I may be an encouragement to others today. Strengthen in my heart the faith you have given me, so that no trials may quench the fire your Spirit has kindled within me. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.