Merciful and forgiving God, show me the way to wholeness, and obedience. Fill me with your loving Spirit so that I may be cleansed from any personal spite and hard feelings toward others. May your peace descend like a dove on people of all races and creeds and change the hearts of all who are angry, hurt, disgruntled or holding grudges. Help us follow your command to love others as we love ourselves, especially those we they find it difficult to love. May you lead me this day to be an instrument of your grace. I pray in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.