God our Creator,
You know us better than we can guess.
Thank you for giving us the freedom to live our lives as we choose.
We can make wonderful and terrible choices with that freedom.
Joyful love, faithful service, persistent compassion.
Or cruel persecution, selfish neglect, mindless indifference.
Make us aware of our potential for wrong,
so we can listen to your guidance.
Give us strength to do what is right,
when other influences are persuasive.
Make us humble and able to confess our mistakes
in Your forgiving love.
Amen ~by Isobel~