What shall we love and honor most of all?
No place, no thing, ambition or idea,
no person, land, or tribe, however dear.
You are the Holy One. You stake your claim;
you give us life and breath; you call our name.
What name is yours? Whom shall we say has called?
"The One, the Breath, the Wellspring, Adonai,
the Light, the Lover, Abba, El Shaddai,
I WILL BE WHO I AM, come trust in me.
I have no name. I AM WHO I WILL BE."
What needs must we refuse to idolize? -
"Controlling, feeling high, and having more,
submissive hiding, winning, keeping score,
the tribe, the trend, and privacy in walls.
Bow down to none of these. Your Maker calls."
What shall we be? - "A people of the Book,
who meet to make a freeing, healing space
where all can enter, stay, and grow in grace,
Christ's story lived, good news, a hopeful song,
an open house, where many can belong."
Then let us live for you, our God, our Guide,
born of the Spirit, learning how to pray,
alive in Christ, our hope, our living Way.
Come, breathe through all we say and think and do,
that we may have no other gods but you.