Gracious God,

We thank You for the gift of life and the gift of the church, the body of Christ.

Creator, grow within us hope that is a testimony to your enduring love.

Redeemer Christ, restore and unify your church for the mission of making disciples and engaging in ministry that transforms lives and the world.

Holy Spirit, renew and inspire us because the way forward is hard and the disciples journey is long.

Amen.