Written by Illya Thomas from Cincinnati, Ohio

Holy God

We gathered in this place to worship, learn, and fellowship in this virtuous community. We now depart with a desire
for more of your kingdom to come, on earth as it is in heaven—
in us, then through us in the places we go,
so that those places will be blessed

Here we are gathered.
Here we are scattered.
To our places of work and in places we go to look for work,
from each other but never separated from your power,
your authority, or your Holy Spirit.

Lead us to opportunities where we might pray for peace this week,
advocate for what is right in business or personnel decisions,
or walk with integrity as we make decisions that impact others.

Go with us. Break into our day if we get distracted and forget to recognize your presence. Live in us today, this week, that we may bring glory to your name. Amen. Shalom.