Guide us, O God, in paths of truth
that lead us to new ways.
Renew our faith, redeem our lives,
in this new living day.
Give us a sense of righteousness
born in humility;
help us relate to all of life,
and find fresh dignity.
Give us the minds that understand
what human life can be.
Give us the courage in ourselves
to serve humanity.
To be concerned for human need,
to live more fruitfully,
help us, O God of trusting love,
to make each other free.
May each another seek and find
and share the deepest self.
May each to adversary be
an instrument of help.
O God of truth, O God of grace,
lift us to new designs,
until among us shall be found
a loving humankind.