O God, who calls us to be instruments of your peace,
We acknowledge that we look to rules instead of love;
Open us to your spirit of reconciling love,
And wash away from us anger, envy, and jealousy.
So we are healed by your grace in our lives
And knit together in community.
We ask this in the name of him who taught us to live with grace,
Even Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.