|A contemplative space set aside in the chapel area at the Episcopal Youth Event this week in Edmond, Oklahoma.|
we rise in hope,
glad for your watch over us
through the shades of night.
Tune our ears to hear the song of praise
raised by all creation,
the mountains, hills, and streams singing, "Alleluia!"
Direct us and guide us in all that we do, O Spirit,
that we may work with healing hands and hearts in the world.
Lead us out in joy that we may return in peace, O Lord
living our lives to your honor and glory.
Gather us into your keeping at day's end,
that we may be eased into your peace and comfort.
With a mother's care, Lord Christ,
watch over all whose cry is to you.
inspired by Isaiah 55:10-13