Sunday, December 6, 2009

PEACE

"Peace, peace,"
we pray.
"Peace, as best we can."
A wish and a confession,
all in one prayer:
That you will bring about
a wholeness
beyond our imagining;
That you will forgive us
for not believing
that peace is possible.

O Prince of Peace,
O Restless Spirit,
O Holy Silence,
we pray that you will
lead us
in a pursuit of peace
that leaves no stone unturned.
Not in ourselves.
Not in our world.
And definitely not
where justice is concerned.

May peace--
wholeness, serenity,
community, shalom--
keep us grounded
in you
in this moment
even as we wrestle
with our past(s)
in hope of a more peaceful
future.
Amen.

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