O Lord our God, who wants us to love each other, help us to find ways to express that love. May we be welcoming to those we meet today. Let us not lose patience with things we cannot control and be ever more so with those who have to deal with us when we are struggling. Help us to grow each day. May we find exciting new things that feed our passions and make us better people. Let us learn from our mistakes and see them as opportunities to learn. May we strive to be examples of forgiving and forgiven people, willing to let our repentance show how we want to be better. Give us the strength of character to honor those with whom we struggle so that we can learn from them. All this we ask in your most Holy Name. Amen.