READING Psalm 121
God of amazing compassion,
Lover of our wayward race,
You bring to birth a pilgrim people,
And call us to be a blessing for ourselves and all the world.
We pray for grace to take your generous gift
And step with courage on this holy path,
Confident in the radiant life that is your plan for us,
Made known and given in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.