As, in prayer, we share our longings for our world

we seek your grace, O God;


When we define the good by law

and ignore mercy and justice

Give us your grace.


When we turn a blind eye to those oppressed by evil

and fail to loose their chains

Give us your grace.


When we allow powerful and wealthy people

To persecute, abuse or ignore the weak and poor

Give us your grace.


Teach us, O God, to see good and evil

through your gracious, liberating eyes;

And give us the grace to follow you

in paths of peace-making,


and evil-overcoming.

In Christ’s name