O God, in whose image we are made,
Be in the folding of our hands, the bowing of our heads, the closing of our eyes, that we may be conscious of Your inward presence.
Be in the hunger that has brought us to this place.
Be in the longing and loneliness we feel when You seem far away.
Be in the confusion that attends us when we are assailed by too many voices.
Be in the pain we experience when we are misunderstood.
Be in the journeying as we search for that which truly satisfies; that which makes our lives part of the Divine Life.
Be in the dreams we have of a true relationship with You.
Be in the singing of our hearts when we glimpse some glory behind the common circumstances of our lives.
Be in us, God, that we may be in You, and know that we are at home.
Through Jesus, our Lord, Amen.