God, grow in us a fearless mind
to speak the truth to power
when justice seems both deaf and blind,*
and hope is slow to flower.
God, grow in us the confidence
to prove compassion's case,
to be your living evidence
that life is lived by grace.
God, grow in us persistent strength
to struggle for Your way,
where peace is the environment
and justice its display.
God, grow in us an attitude
reflecting inner light,
that dares to take, as Jesus did,
rejection's bitter slight.
God, grow in us a fearless mind,
to counter things untrue,
to speak the truth when truth we find
with spirit born of You.
* Alternative line: when seeds of trust are hard to find.