Leader: The Lord our God seeks to free us from bondage.
People: We praise you and thank you for the mighty things you have done on our behalf.
Leader: God gives us life by giving us rules to live by.
People: Help us to accept your instruction O God, so that we might have life and have it abundantly.
Leader: God calls us to right living so that we might have healthy and whole relationships with God and others.
People: Help us O Lord, to live by your rules without resentment or hesitation.
Leader: God’s ultimate God for us is wholeness and fulfillment.
People: Help us receive the gifts you seek to offer. By the power of your name, Amen.