Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Toward a Vision of One-ness, a prayer by John Phillip Newell

To the home of peace
to the field of love
to the land where forgiveness and right relationship meet
we look, O God,
with longing for earth's children
with compassion for the creatures
with hearts breaking for the nations and people we love.
Open us to visions we have never known
strengthen us for self-givings we have never made
delight us with a oneness we could never have imagined
that we may truly be born of You
makers of peace.

(from John Phillip Newell's forthcoming prayer book Praying with the Earth)

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