O God, our years come and go. We live and die, but you are forever. Your kingdom and your faithfulness, your righteousness and your mercy, are without beginning or end. You are the origin and destination of our lives. You are the judge of our thoughts, our words, and our actions.
We acknowledge with contrite hearts that we have so often forgotten you, denied you, and offended you. And yet you have never forgotten us. We are comforted and empowered today that in and through Jesus Christ, you are our God and we are your children.
Give us what we need, today, to hear the good news at all times and in all places. Free us by your grace to share your good news in every situation and circumstance we find ourselves. And on this day, make us so aware of your presence that all we say and do will bring you glory and work for our good and the good of everyone around us.
We offer ourselves in the name of Jesus. Amen.