God has sent the unifying power of the Spirit of God and called us to share the Good News, the promise of Jesus who reveals the essential unity of all things in the Creator of all things. We have been strengthened by the Spirit of love and called to build God’s beloved community where all must be made welcome. In God’s beloved community there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor...male and female. Gal 3:28
1 That the Spirit of Wisdom may live in us: to kindle passion for what is vital and faithful.
2 That the Spirit of Understanding may live in us: to hear others and see diversity as a strength.
3 That the Spirit of Right Judgment may live in us: to grant human rights to all people and to model non-violent behavior.
4 That the Spirit of Courage may live in us: to speak the truth and accept the challenge of the gospel.
5 That the Spirit of Knowledge may live in us: to give us the insight to preach God’s Word in all that we say and do.
6 That the Spirit of Reverence may live in us: to respect and care for all living things as brothers and sisters.
7 That the Spirit of Wonder may live in us: to see the beauty that surrounds us.
Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You. Great and wonderful are Your works, wondrous are your ways. Thank you for the many splendored varieties of Your creation. Thank You for the many ways we affirm Your presence and purpose, and the freedom to do so. Forgive our violation of Your creation. Forgive our violence toward each other, especially toward immigrant farms and meatpacking work-ers. We stand in awe and gratitude for Your persistent love and Your call to abandon division and exclusion, to look instead at the abundance of your love and your desire for unity, and inclusion for each and all of Your children: Christian, Jew, Muslim, as well as those with other faiths. Grant to all and our leaders attrib-utes of the strong; mutual respect in words and deed, restraint in the exercise of power, and the will for peace with justice, for all. Eternal God, Creator of the universe, there is no God but You. Amen. (Source: Interfaith Immigration Coalition)