Within the shelter of our walls,
be present, Lord, to guide.
Where work is planned, where pleasure calls,
where hearts keep holy festivals,
find welcome, and abide.
Transform our spirits as we learn,
your loving discipline.
When tasks are hard or duty stern,
give us the wisdom to discern
true fellowship within.
Make daily bread a sacrament
which you, O Lord, will share.
Give conversation high intent;
our daily strength for you be spent
with thought and loving care.