Holy One, you are deep within our world, calling us to join you in creating abundant life for all.
Open our hearts to recognize you,
Free us to trust your call and follow,
Enable us to repent, and forgive, and join in your work to make “all things new”.
Holy One, your call is deceptively simple: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” And yet we cling to self-serving ways which separate us from your beloved creation:
You call us to turn our lives around, to risk repentance and learn forgiveness, to work with patience and diligence to prepare the way for your will, but we get discouraged and give up too soon.
Lord, have mercy. You call us to be full of joyful confidence, to create community where all have enough for abundant life, but we burden ourselves with anxiety and fear.
Christ, have mercy. You call us to speak out in the presence of injustice, but too often we do not challenge words and actions rooted in hate:
Holy One, show us the path to peace, instill in us a loving heart, and set us free to do your work in the world.