Here, in the society we have created for ourselves,

we have honoured the great,

the wealthy,

the visible,

the first,

the best;

and we have forgotten the quiet power of humility.


And so now, we face the fruits of our misplaced values:

our leaders falter and we feel betrayed,

our wealth slips away, and we wonder how we will survive,

And across the world people find it harder to buy food,

to stay safe, and to find shelter.


So now we pray for a new heart, for a new way of being,

for the courage and vision to build our world on different values;







Perhaps it’s a dream, O God, but we believe it is Your dream,

and it’s the only true hope we have.

So, may Your will be done here among us,

within us,

through us.