Jan 8, 2012

Prayer of Commitment: Open our Eyes!

Here’s a prayer of commitment created during a seminar on Liturgy and Music organized by the World Council of Churches in 2002.

Prayer of Commitment

God,
The image of your son is not visible
   in the pages of our newspapers
      in the faces of our leaders
         in the deployment of our weapons
            in the violence of our actions.

Christ,
Take our words,
Our world
Our weapons
Our work
And transform them in your image.

So we may see your face
In truth where news is reported
In justice where power is abused
In peace where war is threatened
In reconciliation where deeds foster hatred.

Open our eyes, Lord!

— created during a seminar on Liturgy and Music organized by the World Council of Churches in October, 2002 in Faverges, France.  Posted on the WCC website. 

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