Gracious God, we give you thanks for the community you create among people of faith around the world. Especially today we thank you for our companions in the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India. Give them strength and courage to be your hands and feet as they accompany their neighbors. Grant that we may accompany them and learn from them as we live out our faith together. In your name, we pray. Amen.
(from Session 2 of Faces of Christ, a Lenten study from the ELCA)