God of small seeds and mighty plants, you take our meager lives and with your love cause them to produce acts of loving kindness for you in this world. You hear our cries and find us when we are lost and wandering in fear. You bring us home with you so that we may be made whole, rejoicing in your goodness. Help us to joyfully serve you all our days, knowing that you are always watching over us. Help us as we study your word and help our spirits to respond in eagerness to serve you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
— adapted from a prayer written by Nancy C. Townley