O God of hope, we give you thanks for another day added to our lives. Direct our thoughts and actions to depend on your Grace and Mercy as we live out this day for you. When grief and sorrow threaten to crush our faith, when doubts are multiplied by disappointments, may we be reassured that you are with us by the presence of your Holy Spirit. Open our hearts to listen to your Spirit teach us your ways and lead us to act boldly through your grace, and mercy. May we share the joy of our salvation through Jesus Christ in all our thoughts and actions. In Jesus Holy Name we pray, Amen.