If the world was random,

it would make no sense to try and make sense of it,

to plan and pray,

to work and hope

to seek a way forward through the struggles we face.

If the world was random,

there would be no reason,

no purpose,

no possibility;


But, however random it may, at times, appear, Jesus,

this world is not random,

but filled with the liberating purpose of God;

this we believe;

to this we commit.


And so, wherever people have lost faith,

lost hope, meaning or purpose,

through their own misdirected choice,

the world’s unfortunate circumstance,

or other people’s malevolent actions,

we ask you to reveal your grace and salvation,

and guide us all into the way,

that gives us a way forward,

whatever we may face.