God of Mercy,
the first bird of the morning
lifts up her song of joy:
let us join her in raising praise to You,
O Lord Most High.
We thank You
for this beautiful Earth beneath our feet:
let us waken the dawn with our songs of joy.
Our trust and hope rests in the Lord,
the Ground and Source of All That Is:
Come, Holy Spirit, and fill our hearts with wisdom
and inspire us to care for one another
in generosity and kindliness all our days.
Our fingers may forget their skill,
but let our tongues praise You
and our actions testify to your transforming grace.
Where we have failed You and each other,
and restore us to paths of peace:
let our fight be for those who are oppressed,
seeking justice with loving hearts.
Blessed Jesus, receive our prayers and praises,
and bless us and those for whom we pray this day.