God in the midst, come close to us,
and help us come close to you,
as, for a fraction of time,
we step back from the activities of the day.
May we treasure such moments with you.
moments when we can bring to you
the things we are doing,
and find new meaning for them,
and new strength for doing them.
And moments for recalling
how we are meeting you already,
in the stuff of daily living and engagement,
when faith is tested
and compassion is translated into action.
So if, as the day goes on, we forget you,
Do not forget us, O God.
~ Iona Abbey Worship Book