Almighty God, the lover of peace, bind Your people together. May those You have marked as Your own, seek each other in this world that we may we grow more fully into the body of Christ.
Grant us courage to live in the world where we are foreigners. Strengthen our words and our thoughts, that we would know Your will and long to follow Your commandments.
Protect Your children and protect the unity of Your people, that the world might not separate us. Grant that we would desire concord between all believers and true love for those in our midst.
Bless Your people Lord and bless the words that we speak to one another. Grow our love for You that we would grow closer to one another and our spirits might be refreshed.