O Lord our God, help us as we gather to worship you to celebrate the gift of each other’s presence in our lives. May this day be filled with joyous songs and voices remembering the gifts that we have been given. Allow us to hear the words that encourage us to do greater things than we can ask or imagine and the confidence to attempt them. When we fail, help us to learn the lessons from our mistakes and to take responsibility for our actions. May we forgive others and repent for our own actions. Let your spirit fill us with your love and may we share that love with others. Amen.