May you stand victorious in the blood of Christ
secure in his power and majesty,
praising and exalting his name.
May you rise and shine in a world of darkness,
declaring God’s glory, rejoicing in his daily created mercy,
patiently awaiting his return.
May you know Christ as redeemer, counselor and friend,
receiving hope in hopelessness,
surrendering weakness for strength,
hungry for healing and grace.
And here, in this place,
may you encounter a living God,
raising your voice in song,
leaving your burdens and cares at the cross,
confident in the love and mercy
of a holy God.