Almighty God,
in your presence
we celebrate our life as your gift,
we celebrate the life of our neighbors,
we celebrate the life of all who long
to feel welcome.

Jesus, our brother and Risen Christ,
in your presence
we receive your mercy,
we receive your joy,
we receive your calling
to become Ambassadors of your mercy.

Holy Spirit,
Guide and source of our life,
we feel your care,
we feel your touch,
we feel your strength.
May your presence enable us
to open our doors and our hearts to all
who seek food, shelter and acceptance.