Merciful God, thank you that your work is perfect, your ways are just, you are a God of faithfulness. Your word says that you are near to all who call on you, to all who call on you in truth. We call on you to strengthen your church. Use your people to bring your blessing to the communities in which they live. May you, the God of all grace, who has called us into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make the church holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.