Father in Heaven, God of power and Lord of mercy,
from whose fullness we have all received,
direct our steps in our everyday efforts.
May the changing moods of the human heart
and the limits which our failings impose on hope
never blind us to you, source of every good.
Faith gives us the promise of peace
and makes known the demands of love.
Remove the selfishness that blurs the vision of faith.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of the Hours