through the resurrection of Jesus
the good news of Your love has touched the world.
By our baptism we are reborn as Your Children of Light.
Through the work of Your Spirit
the glory of Your new creation continues to unfold.
Watch over Your family of faith.
Inspire us by the prompting of Your Spirit;
that our elders may dream new dreams
and our youth may find wisdom in visions.
Give us a courageous heart,
a bold voice and openness of mind,
and above all else, ears that listen.
We offer you this prayer
for You are our life, our strength and guide,
Our loving God, forever and ever.