Awesome and gracious God—you who are the power that brings us to life and the spirit that sustains us—forgive us for being less than we might be. Guide us to become what is in our power to become, in your service.
Send us out from this place of worship and time of celebration, to live lives of hope, to be nurturers of the vision of wholeness, and to serve as healers in this wounded world.
All this we ask in the name of those to come, and in the spirit of those who have gone before. Grant us wisdom; grant us courage; grant us your peace. Amen.