O Lord my God, thank you that you give the gift of abundant, eternal life. The Bible says that your people are like living stones being built together into your house, the church. Please help us to live and love together in a way that brings glory to your name. May the word of Christ dwell in us, teaching us in all wisdom. Whatever we do, in word or deed, may we do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God, the Father. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.