If we will allow it, your reign shifts us,

leading us from denying to expecting

from cynical mocking

to faith-filled wonder.

This is a shift we sorely need.


And so we pray for expectation:

That we may see your abundance,

and take for granted that it must be shared;

That we may know your wisdom,

and assume that it should guide all of our affairs;

That we may sense your peace,

and be offended by its destructive alternative;

That we may embrace your wholeness,

and find it second nature to bring it to others;

That we may celebrate your justice,

and live it as easily as breathing.


May we so believe in your constantly coming reign,

that we expect to see it appearing at every turn,

in every moment,

and live and work as those

through whom it comes.