We gather in this moment to bless God.
Let the sound of our praise be heard.
Life in this world right now tests us.
We are living through a trial, and we all have burdens to carry.
We face threats in this life.
We go through storms and troubles.
Yet God always brings us out into a spacious place.
God brings us to a place full of mercy and love, of joy and community.
We come together in spirit to bless God, who has blessed us.