You walk beside us, each moment of each day.
You know us by name, you understand each joy, each struggle and each sorrow.
You created within us a gentle capacity to love and nurture and to be wise, courageous and strong amidst a troubled, fractured world.
You laid upon us the responsibility to carry and care for new life – to nourish, inspire and teach our children well.
You crafted in us minds that are able to solve challenging problems and see new possibilities.
You desire each of us to live life to the full, embracing your love for us and extending your grace to others.
You gave your life so that we could walk free to build your kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.
We lay our lives before you and trust in your unfailing love.
And lead us,
To reflect more and more of your sustaining life within our own.
We ask this in your holy name