The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
Let us pray with one heart and one mind.
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen.
Eternal God and Father,
you create and redeem us by the power of your love:
Guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
that we may give ourselves in love and service
to one another and to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.