Lord your words are spirit and life.  
They give me the strength and wisdom I need
to be open to all the possibilities
that I will encounter today.  
Help me to witness to your goodness
and kindness to those I meet today.  
You have given me and them the grace we need
to bring our families and communities closer to you.  
May we be open to hearing your word and allowing
your Spirit to guide and nourish us today.