God, our Father, thank you for the huge family that you have given us. Some of us have left behind our parents, our brothers and sisters, our friends to follow you, but we are not thereby without loved ones. Rather, we are rich in Christ, our brother. You take strangers and you make dear brothers and sisters out of them for us. Help us, Lord, to also be loyal and loving family members, praying for your children and giving of our time and of our goods to meet their needs. For your glory. Amen.