Let our striving for Your kingdom not fall short through selfishness or fear: may the universe be alive with the Spirit, and our homes be the pledge of a world redeemed.
Heavenly Father: open our eyes that we may see You in the face of Your beloved Son. Christ greeted us with good news: may the world hear it through us, and find hope.
Stay with us, Lord, on our journey. Help us to realize that our troubles are slight and short-lived; they are as nothing compared with the joy we shall have when we reach our home with You.
Grant that all who gather in Your name may fear You, love You, and follow You in the way leading to life abundant and eternal – through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.