Gracious and merciful God, I give thanks for your majesty and glory. You call the worlds into being, create humankind in your own image, and set before each of us the ways of life and death.
In all I do, help me to choose life:
By worshipping and praying regularly, and studying your Word;
By giving of myself – my time, talents, treasure – freely and generously;
By listening for cries of pain & need, and responding with compassion;
By sharing a word of hope with those who are depressed and despairing;
By giving thanks regularly for all my blessings.
Be with me this day as I pray.
Be with me each day of my life.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
(Includes an adapted quotation from the UCC Statement of Faith)