|"There is a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in."- Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"|
Spirit of the Living God,
you have carried us through the night
as a mother rocks her child:
your mercy is everlasting.
Shine the light of your countenance upon us,
and hear our whispered praises and thanksgivings.
Abide within our hearts and minds, O Holy One;
lead us to holiness and compassion.
Through the power of love
let us work to build up your kingdom
and repair the torn places
within ourselves and each other.
Gentle us and make us peace-makers,
as we seek to witness to your wisdom
to the honor of your Name.
Extend the comfort of your embrace
to all who suffer in body, mind, or spirit,
to all whose seek the way of hope.
Send forth your angels, we pray,
to guide and guard those whose needs we lay before You.