Prayer of the Day

O Lord God, our rock and our salvation, you have brought us
to the beginning of our lives, and to the beginning of this day.
We give you thanks for our companions along the way
who have departed this life.  Help us to follow in their steps.
Keep us under your protection this day, give us our daily bread,
let us not fall into any sin.  Help us to forgive as you forgive us.
We make our prayer in the name of your Son Jesus,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.