Create in us, dear God,
minds that appreciate truth wherever it is found,
hearts that revel in the beauty of this world,
spirits that sing of peace and goodwill for all.
Challenge us to see the problems of our day
and not be overcome by them.
Encourage us to begin one new endeavor,
open one new chapter,
relate to one new person,
learn one new skill,
trust one new intuition,
bless one new relationship,
with our whole selves.
We may not solve the world’s problems,
but we will become part of the answer.
We will be compassionate.
We will be kind.
We will be open.
We will be your children
with and for one another.
Words (c)2015 Mark Lloyd Richardson