Because Lutherans are creative, we find a way to pray together while apart. O God, full of compassion, we commit and commend ourselves to you, in whom we live and move and have our being. Be the goal of our pilgrimage, and our rest by the way. Give us refuge in your garden from the turmoil of the world beneath the shelter of your sprawling branches. Let our restless hearts find peace in you, O God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. We are in this together. We are better together. We may be apart, but we are not alone.