O God, our Heavenly Father, protect and bless us. Deepen and strengthen our love for each other day by day. Grant that by Your mercy neither of us ever say one unkind word to the other. In Your grace we ask that You forgive and correct our faults. Should one of us unconsciously hurt the other, grant us the strength and courage to constantly forgive. Make us and keep us sound and well in body, alert in mind, tender in heart, and devout in spirit. O Lord, grant us each to rise to the other's best. Then we pray, Lord, that You add to our lives the virtues that only You can give. And so, Gracious Father, consecrate our life and our love completely to Your glory, and to the service of all about us, especially those whom You have appointed us to serve, that we may always stand before You in happiness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.