God of love and blessing
We thank you for making all things new.
Renew our hearts, minds, and lives,
for the days ahead.
Keep your words of truth planted firm within us,
help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word.
Give us listening ears
That we may hear your voice
in the voices of others
Especially the poor and vulnerable
Open our hearts to your call
We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.