Eternal Spirit.THall

• By Tom Hall. Member of the Jesus Seminar.

Eternal Spirit

Source of all that is and ever shall be,

Loving Parent in whom we discern heaven,

May knowledge of your holiness inspire all peoples.

And may your commonwealth of peace and freedom

flourish on earth, until all of humankind

heed your call to justice and compassion.

May we find the bread that we need for today.

And for the hurts we cause one another

may we be forgiven in the same measure

that we forgive.

In times of trial and temptation,

help us to be strong;

When life seems overwhelming,

Help us to endure;

And thus from the yoke of sin deliver us.

May you reign in the power of human love,

Now and forever.