Lord,

We give You thanks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who lived with integrity and conviction, but also sought to bring people together.

We give You thanks for family members who have sacrificed so much for us because they love us more than themselves.

We give You thanks for first responders who repeatedly put themselves in harms way for people they do not know.

We give You thanks for teachers who give day-in and day-out so that our nation’s children can have a better life and craft a better world.

We give You thanks for the silent saints who simply follow Jesus every day in the midst of whatever it is they are doing.

But most of all, we give You thanks that You are God and nothing that happens in life or death can ever separate us from Your love in Jesus Christ.

We pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.