Grant us, O Lord, the courage to put our sin behind us as your have put it behind you. Guide us by your spirit to the places where we can serve you best. Fill us with your love so that the ways and words of our haters cannot cause confusion and chaos today.
Help us to rise above aimlessness. Help us to shake the dust of despair from our feet. Help us to shed the robes of selfishness and help us to robe ourselves in selflessness.
Send your Holy Spirit into the very sinew of our flesh, into the substance of our souls permeating our very bones. Let compassion burn like fire shut up in our bones. Let the flame of zeal ignite the fire of commitment. Turn our weaknesses into strengths and our failures into success! In your name, Amen.