Dear Lord, please guide and support those who will be leading and participating in worship services this morning. Guide and support teachers of church classes. Help students and worshipers have a sense of purpose, openness, and focus. If pastors and teachers feel discouraged in their work---from criticism, from a lack of encouragement, from tiredness---help them instead feel encouraged, rested, and appreciated. Open all of us to a fresh sense of your Holy Spirit that brings us together, teaches us, and inspires us to support one another in our faith journeys. In Christ's name. Amen.