O God, who watches over us with endless love and care, we thank you for the journey of life and each of its stages: for childhood, with its sense of wonder and discovery; for adolescence, with its miracle of growth and new relationships; for young adulthood, with its promise and challenge; for midlife, with its sobering retrospectives an adaptations; and for later years, with its joy and fulfillment.
We thank you for the new beginnings of life. They are rainbows of splendor and excitement, journeys of learning and experience. Help us to walk into today and every day with a sense of your presence, of never being alone, of living forever under your grace.
Teach us to rise above our mistakes, to forgive our enemies, to cherish friends, and to love the adventure of faith. Inspire us to live life to the fullest, both individually and as community. Let the talents, wisdom and love you have given us find rich expression in our work, play, and daily relationships. Show us how to give ourselves to others until we have overcome the deficiencies in ourselves. Let goodness, mercy, and peace guide us all our days, and bring us at last into the presence of all your saints.
On this day of Epiphany, reveal yourself to us in the people, places, and events around us, all to your glory and our good. We pray in the name of Jesus, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen