In all our loving and all our doing, fill us again with your life, O Holy One.
Bring us alive.
Bring us alive to all the selves stirring inside, waiting to be born.
Awaken us to our internal artist and to our patient self, hidden away.
Awaken us to our playful self and our self of service.
Awaken us to our optimistic side and to our sensitive self,
to the self that says, “Slow down, I’m tired,”
and to the one that says, “Get going; time is short.”
Awaken us to your deep presence, seeking to be shaped within us.
Bring us alive to your word that comes through other people:
Those we love
Those we dislike
Those we don’t even know
The books we read
The art we encounter
The conflicts we experience
We watch for your image in unexpected places.
Bring us alive to the suffering of others and to the brokenness of life:
To those who are ill and in need of strength
To those who are victims of street crime
To those who work,
May our lives be better together.
Bring us alive to the events of history in which you seek to reveal yourself,
and to the life-changing issues all around us:
war and weapons
corruption and power
fear and its reactions
Create in us a caring spirit that is bold enough to affect the course of history.
Bring us alive to all of creation, groaning for perfection.
In our aliveness is your Glory, O God.
So may it be.