|This Cooper's Hawk has been hanging out at our house lately, a beautiful reminder of God's creation.|
Loving One, we ask that your kingdom come on Earth,
and peace and equity reign throughout this land and all lands.
Help us to lay willing hands to the plow of justice
as we seek to turn the soil of suffering into a field of hope.
Help us to plant seeds of compassion with each step,
and make our hearts the fertile ground
to bring the common good to life.
Help us to tend
the tender shoots of faith in You and in each other
to create a verdant field of witness
to the love we bear each other without distinction.
And lift up those who struggle,
comfort those who mourn,
soothe those who are anxious.