Marta M. Flanagan
God of all generations, in all the power, mystery and design of this world, draw us near, inspire us to see anew the life before us. Make us like the child who sees so clearly and touches so deeply. From the source of our being, we yearn for new vision, new eyes to see the world, new ears to hear the cries of sorrow and of joy. Uplift us to the glories beheld in ourselves and in those around us. And yes, open our hearts to the pain we guard within ourselves and to the pain known by the hungry in body and in spirit.
In this moment of life, sustain us in the silence of our own thoughts and prayers...
Peace be to this congregation. Amen.
1997 UUMA Worship Materials Collection
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