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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather: A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA: Geneva Press, 1985)
Merciful God, you have set the heavens above us as a sign of your splendor; you water the earth and cause it to bloom. With Christ as the vine and we the branches, our lives can reflect the radiance of your love and glory. Wherever we look we see your benevolence; with the dawn comes new life because of your grace. We gather to worship, praise, and adore you, God of all mercy and joy, sublime.