God of welcome
We thank you for the people who serve others, seeing them with eyes of love,
Offering shelter, food and a cup of tea.
God of dignity
We thank you for the people who love the neighbour as themselves, seeing them with eyes that do not judge
Offering kindness, compassion and words that soothe.
God who shapes us
Help us to see your image in every person we meet.
Give us the patience to pay attention to stories that are not often told.
Give us the discernment to see behind forced smiles, smart clothes and brave faces
And give us more love to share with everyone who crosses our path.