Gracious God, out of your love you have fashioned and formed each one of us and placed potential within us. We thank you for the varied personalities, gifts, skills and graces that each of us has been given. Our diversity encourages us to recognise our need of each other, but too often it pushes us apart as we become jealous or envious or judgemental of others.
Forgive us Lord for all the times when we have misunderstood the depth of your love for all and failed to show that in our relationships with others. Help us by your Spirit to live in peace with everyone, allowing our unity to encourage, support and help one another so that your love might be known and your kingdom come. In the name of Jesus, Amen.