Eternal God transcending time,
yet mindful of the fears,
the hopes, the questions raised for us
by ever-changing years:
so guide us through our pilgrim days
that we may find a home
where justice, truth, and mercy meet,
fulfilled in your shalom.
Incarnate God revealed in time,
true Word in flesh retold,
who marked the years from birth to death,
then rose to break death's hold:
by your becoming one with us,
help us to know and claim
the unity of all baptized
in your redeeming name.
Life-breathing God enlivening time,
awaking heart and tongue,
inspiring prophets, bringing hope,
consoling old and young:
draw us to those denied your gifts
by bias, want, or strife,
convert our wills and form through us
new channels of your life.
Great Triune God, so bless the time
entrusted to our care,
that all our varied ministries
may form a common prayer;
then, when time ceases, bring us where
divisions are undone,
that in your presence, joined in praise,
at last we may be one.