Gracious God, at the start of a new week, renew in us a sense of Your love and peace. May we live each day of the week ahead guided by Your hand. May we have the courage to respond to Your word and to speak out in Your name. May we feel  the assurance of Your presence and Your strength in everything we do. In the times when we may feel anxious, calm our fears. In the the times when we may feel weak, give us Your strength. In the times when we may feel uncertain of the way forward, give us Your clarity and wisdom.  In the times when we don’t respond as we should, we ask that you forgive us. And finally Lord, at the end of each day, may we rest in Your presence, with that continued assurance of Your love and peace, Amen.