Wondrous God of infinite love and boundless compassion

Mark our hearts with the seal of your handiwork

Create within us the joy of being in your presence.

Stitch into our souls the desire to serve,

the power to heal,

and the capacity to love deeply and genuinely.

Mold us into reservoirs of hope,

that we might pour out your bountiful blessings

upon all of your people.

May this time we partake of the body and blood of Jesus

unite us in the community of saints who know your love and proclaim your Son with fervor and grace

to a broken and hurting world.

May your healing hands be the salve for ending hurt and violence in this world, even as we prepare for the next.

In the holy Name of Jesus.

Amen.