cast the mantle of your mercy over us,
and bring us to peace and harmony.
Help us cast away our sinful impulses to disunity and division,
our worship of self and power.
Lead us from the base instincts of fear and anger
that we may be wise, just, and compassionate.
Beloved Jesus, we have wandered far from You:
let us hear your call to us,
and open our hearts to your truth.
Lord, you are the champion of the dispossessed
and the hope of the hurting:
take us by the hand, we pray.
Pour out your Spirit of Holiness upon us, O God,
and bless and keep those in need of comfort.