A World of Beauty and Love Is Coming

Spirit of Life, love which holds us,
We gather in reverence and thanks for You.
We are grateful for the gift of another breath,
and for each moment of connection, beauty, and truth.
Cry with us in our pain for our world.
Remind us that we are loved, just as we are.
Remind us that we are connected with all that is.
Remind us that we do not journey alone.
Give us what we need for today.
Call us back to our promises, commitments, and values.
Help us love ourselves and each other,
And to show that love in our actions.
Make us instruments of justice, equity, and compassion.
Free us from all that is evil.
We declare that life and love are stronger than tyranny and fear,
That a world of beauty and love is coming,
And we must shape it together.
May it be so. Amen.

About the Author

Elizabeth Bukey

Rev. Elizabeth Bukey is the Minister of the First Church in Jamaica Plain, in Boston, MA. A lifelong UU and native of Seattle, WA, she is sustained through New England winters by singing, dogs, and plenty of black tea.

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