This moment of prayer

This moment of prayer and silent reflection

is an invitation to be calm in the midst

of the noise of the world

and our over-busy lives...


To bring together thought and feeling, mind and spirit,

and to find some centre, some

still point of perspective and peace.

Silence


We rejoice in the Spirit of Life around us and in us:

like wind in our faces and breath in our lungs,

like life in dormant daffodils bursting forth in spring.

We remember we are called to appreciate and protect

the whole of creation, always

cherishing,

nurturing and

renewing the earth.

Silence


We remember we are called to be in relationship,

living and working with one another,

supporting and healing one another...


We remember we are called into a community,

working for the common good of all,

making choices that bring hope, justice

and freedom to our world...


May we welcome the stranger, offering

support to those who have recently arrived, and

giving comfort to the homesick.


May we promote justice, tolerance, openness and respect, that

ensures lasting peace and racial harmony.


May we change our way of thinking, to stop

protecting our standard of living

at the cost of developing nations and their people's quality of life.


May we be enabled to reverence each person,

to reach out to those in need,

to value and appreciate those who differ from us,

to share the resources of our nation,

to receive the gifts offered to us by people from other cultures.

Silence


May we respond boldly.


This is our prayer.

Amen.

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