Father of all mercies, thank you for renewing our lives through sleep and through this new day.

We awaken with the certainty of your presence and blessing.

You never leave us alone, as long as we walk in the light.

We pray for those who are alone and for those who feel lonely.

Let us remove ourselves from our own concerns to be friendly to them and to introduce them to You.

Make today the day of reconciliation.

Because Christ brought us together. Amen.