Almighty, ever living God, you have blessed us with people around us who love you and serve you. They bless our lives through the gift of your loving grace. Thank you Lord for those who strengthen our faith. May we give that same affirmation of your love to others. Throughout this day lead us to those persons who need to be blessed by your love and forgiveness. Dispel our fears and guide our hearts to serve you in love and mercy all those we meet this day. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.