Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

You are light and life, and in your light I see my life.

God, you are the source of goodness, kindness, patience.  You are love.

You are just, forgiving, and wise.

Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father

You are the Author of salvation, the Prince of peace, the Ruler of Creation.

You make a way where there is no way.  

You reconcile and make all things new.


Lord, I confess to you my arrogance and insecurity.  My good intentions to be loving that are overcome by timidity and lost in forgetfulness.


Thank you for my family and my calling.  Thank you for the struggles that remind me of my need for grace.


Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering.

Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,

exalted for thee or brought low for thee.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.

Change the hearts and minds of politicians, business executives, civil servants, and world leaders.

Help the Japanese, the Haitians, the democracy movements, the Africans, the Europeans, the Russians, the Chinese, the Asians, the Middle Easterners, the Atlantic Islanders, the Americans, the Pacific Islanders, the Northerners.  Help all of your creatures.

In Jesus name.  Amen