Spirit of companionship and caring, we express our heartfelt gratitude for the company of our friends and family, through whom we experience your gift of love. Help us to burst the bonds of self-concern, and to extend to all those with whom we come in contact the priceless riches of compassion and empathy, so that in our time we may truly experience the heaven on earth that you have offered to us, through the power of the Christ within us. Amen.
John McQuiston II. A Prayer Book for the 21st Century. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 2004. 90.