P: Gracious Lord, we bow our heads and bring our lives to You.
C: Lord, hear our prayers.
P: We can never sufficiently thank You, gracious Lord, for all the love You shower on us. In love, You created us, body and soul. In love You took our place on the cross to die for our sins. In love You claimed us through the power of Your Word and Sacraments.
C: Hear our prayer of thanks and praise.
P: Grant to us Your wisdom and strength that we may refuse to embrace the things of the world, which are here today and tomorrow are gone.
C: Bless us with hearts that resist temptation.
P: As we face the changes and the challenges of this world, guide us, gracious Lord. Lead us, step by step, that we may walk through this life serving You.
C: Lead us, O Lord, that we may live according to Your will.
P: The joy of life is found in living through You. Blessed Lord, take our hand and lead us along life’s way, protect, direct, and guide us that our lives would follow Your pattern of care and service for others.
C: Our joy is found in living like You, Lord Jesus.
P: With great anticipation we live each day, O Lord, awaiting that Great Day You will call us from this life to life eternal, which You have prepared for us.
C: Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.
P: Lord, in Your mercy,
C: hear our prayers.
P: Lord, in Your mercy hear us as we pray
C: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
THE BENEDICTION: (Zechariah 8:13)
P: “O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.”