Thank you for the privilege
of lifting our prayers up to you,
of lifting our praise up to you,
of lifting our problems up to you,
of lifting people up to you.
Thank you for lifting us up
when we fall down,
when we are struck down,
when we are pushed down.
As we live our lives today and every day,
help us to lift our eyes so that we see
the beauty of your creation,
the wonder of humanity,
the needs of the helpless and hurting.
As we encounter people today and every day,
inspire and empower us
to lift their spirits
to lift their hopes.