We thank you for setting us in communities:
for families who nurture our becoming,
for friends who love us by choice,
for companions at work,
who share our burdens and daily tasks,
who welcome us into their midst,
for people from other lands
who call us to grow in understanding,
who lighten our moments of delight,
for the unborn
who offer us hope for the future.
We thank you for this day;
for life and one more day to love,
for opportunity and one more day to work
for justice and peace,
for neighbours and one more person to love
for your grace and one more experience of your presence
for your promise;
to be with us, to be our God,
and to give salvation.
For these, and all blessings,
we give thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.