God of all Creation,
as a new day shines on the horizon,
go with us.
The task is heavy, and yet the burden is light.
In the unrest and discord,
be by my side.
Give me words of love and hope
for those overwhelmed by hate and despair.
Let me not forget the everyday struggles
of the elderly, the single parents,
those who have lost jobs, the healers.
God, empower us in new ways
so that through you
the world is a kinder, gentler place.
by Marilyn Culler