To love and serve

Father, while last night we counted our blessings of the day, we awaken this morning to the prospect of wonderful opportunities to love and serve.

We will be grateful also in each moment of this day, for what we may learn and for how we may be of use to the kingdom.

Let us rejoice in your presence with us. Let us sing praises to your strong arm which redeems and supports us. Let us be humbled by your guidance, as we confess our ignorance of the future.

In that ignorance is our blessing. In our trust of your providence is our security. In our faith that you are working for our good and for the victory of Christ are strength and courage.

Let your words be always in our hearts and in our mouths.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.