God of infinite mercy and unfathomable strength,
this world is yours.
All your beauty delights us
as we walk the path of faithful discipleship.
Help us bind ourselves to you
as we learn and share,
receive and give.
Be in our understanding
so that lessons of Truth and Love
guide every action, every word,
every step toward realizing your kingdom on earth.
In the holy name of Jesus,
-by Marilyn Culler