O God, creator and redeemer of humankind, this day we bring to you all the cares and concerns of our hearts. Look now on those who cry to you for help from every corner of the earth. You alone are able to satisfy our deepest needs. As we go to our places of work and service today, go with us. Protect us and support us in the work you call us to do. May your peace, your love and forgiveness and the power of your Holy Spirit work in us and through us to your glory. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.