Prayer for Love and Justice
Rev. Douglas Taylor
From whom all things come and to whom all things return.
We gather this morning as a community of faith,
seeking to tap into the strength found in community
We seek for ourselves and for our world
the light of truth to see with clarity
the warmth and companionship of community
the fire of commitment to stay true to our deep principles
the beacon of justice that leads us to care for those in need
We seek for ourselves and for the world a full measure of love and justice.
We lift up our gratitude for the blessings of this day,
for the blessings of these and other people who are our support,
for the blessings of thy presence in our lives.
O thou who has dwelt in the hearts of women and men,
hear us in our times of need
Where there is difficulty grant us strength
Where there is adversity grant us courage
Where there is suffering grant us meaning,
that we may grow not bitter for the road we travel
Be thou an ever present strength to guide
to the future of this congregation and to all those among us in need
This we pray in the name of all that is holy
May it be so.