|Chapel window, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, University City, MO.|
We sit in silence in the presence of our God, who was, and is, and ever shall be our Shepherd. Bring us joyfully to pull together in the yoke of love, for enmity is too great a burden to bear.
Banish from us all malice and thirst for vengeance, for we remember our wanderings from your path and are heartily sorry. Let us hold fast to peace with a lover's devotion, and seek justice from the hills of your mercy.
May our lives vibrate to the melody of your word. Place us upon the heights of truth, that we may discern your path within our lives. Kindle within our hearts the flame of zeal for your ways, that they be ours always.
May our prayers and petitions rise like the morning sun, and may your peace rest upon those we name.