God of joy and love and laughter,
guide your people on the way.
Free us to receive your blessings,
freely offered every day.
Jesus came to share our journeys
and to show where life is found.
Loving you and all creation
paves the path where joys abound.
Bless our lives when all is changing,
Holy Spirit, help us pray.
Tune our ears to your vocation;
teach new ways to rest and play.
Bless our loving and our friendships
and the new things we will learn.
Draw us closer, give us insight;
grant us wisdom to discern.
Nature waits in eager longing
that your will on earth be done.
We your children yearn for freedom,
joy and life for everyone.
Though we suffer pain and hardship,
all these things cannot compare
to the glory that is coming:
life restored for all to share.