Lord God, we sing with joy to share our prayer of hope and faith. Send us your Spirit, who will give us even more confidence, energy and joy. Help us, for we need you, not to be discouraged when times are difficult and we are tempted to turn in on ourselves. We want to see what is beautiful in the world and in each of us. We want to work in order to care for our “common home” and make it more beautiful. We want to recognise and encourage the values experienced by so many people, young, adult and old alike. We also want to share our own human values and those of our Faith, not by imposing them, but by living them first!