Lord, bless the beasts and the children. Bring the lost ones home to warm hearts and houses.
Bless the leaders; flood their hearts with compassion and their minds with wisdom. May they love peace, as well as justice.
Bless those among us who are sick or discouraged. Remind us of all the reasons to hope.
Bless those who travel, and those who stay at home.
Bless those who struggle, and those who prosper.
Bless those who are in pain, and remind those who are not to celebrate.
Bless the teachers, the doctors and nurses, the police and the firefighters and especially the soldiers. Bless all those who protect and serve, and so often go unsung.
Most of all, Lord, make us grateful.