Gracious Spirit

• © By Bret Hesla, published in
Nelson-Pallmeyer, J; B. Hesle. 2005.  Worship in the spirit of Jesus. Theology, liturgy, and songs without violence. OH: Cleveland. The Pilgrim Press.

Gracious Spirit,

Who loves us like a mother,

Whose realm is blooming among us now.  And within.

We pray that your compassion guide us in every action.

Give us what we need for each day,

and help us to be satisfied with the miracle of that alone.

Forgiver, whose embrace brings us to wholeness without our asking,

May we reconcile ourselves to one another in humility.

And may we cancel the crushing debts that imprison our neighbours

So that communities of joy and health may flourish.

May we neither profit from nor ignore evil.

But ever work to thwart it with non-violence

As we co-create the realm of peace in this world.

Now and each day.