your love reaches the heavens
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
As we are gathered to proclaim this grace,
send your Spirit into this holy place
that we might not go forth unchanged
to live as we once did.
Stir within us an utterance of wisdom and wonder.
Fill our lungs with a breath of your peace.
Manifest in us your servants before you
the courage we need to love and to serve you.
Gather us here and send us all forward
to follow the Christ who forever leads onward.