Gracious and Loving God,
We gather in your name as stewards of this hour: to reflect, learn, give and receive.
This time belongs to you, entrusted to us to shine Christ’s light on whomever we encounter; among our family and friends, colleagues and strangers, in our Church or in our world, desperate for your presence.
Teach us to use this time prayerfully, with prudence, and with hearts that listen for the promptings of Your Spirit.
May we return this hour to You with a fruitful account of our stewardship, hopeful you will find us trustworthy in the small matters, so we may be entrusted with even greater ones.
We ask this through Christ Jesus, Our Lord, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.