Before we start, O Lord, we turn to you.

For the day we ask your blessing.

At the table we give our thanks.

On the journey we place our safety in your hands.

Before opening the Word, we ask for tender hearts to welcome the gospel.

Our day, our meal, our trip, our study begins with you, so that your presence and blessing rest upon us and your will may guide and your glory may shine through us.

For Christ is our light. Amen.