Almighty God, God of all the hosts of heaven and of earth, even under the earth, there is no one like you, who knits our hearts and souls together in unity and love for one another through your Holy Spirit. Across the years and across the miles, there is no place too recent nor too long ago, too high nor low, or too near nor far, for your Spirit to reach. I praise you and thank you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!”
(Psalm 139: 7-8 ESV)