To the Giver of new mercies every morning, to the Ancient of Days, we lift up our hands and our hearts—they are yours; take them, use them for your glory. In all that you have called us to do this day, whether to work or to rest, to go or to wait, to mourn, to laugh, to speak, to listen—in each of these vocations we worship you. Bless our efforts as we seek to praise you in heart, in soul, in mind, in strength. And though your kingdom is upon us and already in our midst, continue to show us the way to the radiant light of your presence, that we might in turn show the way to our friends, our family, our coworkers, those who strive with us, and those who strive against us. Be our God, that we might be your people. We pray all these things in Jesus name, Amen.
"…True charity is wakeful, fervent, full of concern, full of good offices, not so easily satisfied, not so ready to believe that everything is going well as a matter of course. Rather, it is jealous of mischief, likely to suspect danger, and prompt to extend relief…"
Member of Parliament, 18th-century