How much we struggle to turn, God;

Even when we feel the pain

of the road we’re on,

we find it hard to admit it,

and to change course.


But, if we will just begin to dance,

to stop our single-minded marching

and allow the voice in the wilderness

to call the tune,

our dance will turn us

from despair to hope,

from destruction to creativity,

from emptiness and death to abundant life.


And so we pray,

for the leaders and the followers to dance together

for the able and the disable to dance together

for the needy and the satisfied to dance together

for the whole and the broken to dance together

for the believer and the sceptic to dance together

for all creation and every creature to dance together

until the eternal dance turns us all

and brings us in step with you.