Gracious and Provident God,
bless us with Your grace as we pray into our future together.
As Sisters and Brothers of one another and of our Savior,
we acknowledge our vulnerability even as we renew our trust in You.
We are confident that You will give us the courage to move forward with hope and trust in You.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our brother,
knowing we are held always in the unity of your Creative Spirit
who is with us now and forever.