God of Love,
You are with us in every transition and change.
As we continue our academic year with excitement and even some anxiety, we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love.
We thankyou for your gifts, skills, and talents with which you have blessed us.
We thank you for the work of others that have brought us to this moment.
We thank you for the works of others that give breath and depth to our own work.
Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you, and supporting one another.
We ask this in your Holy Name.