Where is the grace, O God,
When a small percentage of the world lives in comfort
while the vast majority live in hunger and need?
Where is the grace, O Christ,
When we fail to learn that our violent hearts
can never bring peace and can never be justified?
Where is the grace, O Spirit,
When the world that feeds and shelters us
is torn apart by our greed and neglect?
We need your grace, God, for those we love
and share life with;
We need your grace, Jesus, for those we know by their fame or position
and who are called to account by those who follow and elect them;
And we need your grace, Spirit, for those we don’t know
but are called to love in your name;
Fill us and all people, fill our community and our world,
with your amazing grace, we pray,
because we need it so desperately.
In Jesus’ name.