Voice-over God, our Lover and Creator,
whose Word transformed disorder into peace,
who gave to all that is a name, a calling,
by whom all human wisdom was released,
God, give us confidence in living, loving,
the mind, the mood to make this life a feast.
Companion-Christ, in human terms among us,
let your redeeming, freeing presence teach
and help us not to measure those around us
by culture, race, by gender, creed or speech,
to look for that which is of God within them,
reach out, give thanks for what is good in each.
Ennobling Spirit, source of strength and passion,
inspire our hearts to hear the voiceless cry,
our will to break the shackles of injustice,
take down the barriers that demean, divide;
to give the hungry bread, the homeless shelter:
life in all fullness, that will never die.