May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, (Selah) that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. (Selah) Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us. May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.
God of hope, you speak your blessing upon the world and with it, you comfort us in our distress. Speak hope to those who are struggling, uplift those who are down, empower those who feel powerless. We pray you would grace us with your Holy Spirit that we might reflect your blessings to all whom we encounter; that our words might bring hope, that our actions might bring justice, and that our lives might bring love to the world. We ask all of this in the name of your son, our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.