In the darkest night,
In the driest wilderness,
In the most disorienting confusion,
In the most turbulent storms,
In the shadow of death,
life is born.
No matter what evil may do,
no matter what destruction may come,
no matter what death may threaten,
we praise you, O God,
that life and light and beauty are not overcome,
And we commit to your call
to live and proclaim our commitment
to put our faith in goodness.