Lord, let us be encouraged by the parable of the returning prodigal son
Help us to realise that ours is a forgiving and loving God.
When we are lost or have strayed away, help us to also forgive the reasons why.
To remember that our hurt can be healed by welcoming love.
Let us not be held back by anger, envy or resentment.
But make a new journey to rebuild our faith that is based on mutual love.