Lord, Let us be a people who love.
Let us love first, and ask questions later.
Let us be quick to compassion,
but slow to make judgements.
For the world is full of Your children
In need of love and grace and mercy.
And we are Your vessels to be poured out.
Lord Let us be Your hands and feet.
Let us be like the good Samaritan
Spreading acts of kindness like seeds.
Let us feed the poor, visit the sick
And uplift the broken hearted.
For all that we do for the least of these
We do unto You.
Lord, let us be a people of hope.
Let us not let the trials of this life
Hold us prisoner to despair and anguish.
Let us instead embrace Your light
So that those who are struggling in the darkness
Can see the lights of hope in a weary world
And not give up.
Lord let us be a people of grace.
Let us see people the way You do.
Let us be forgivers and mercy throwers
To those in our lives that have caused us hurt.
Knowing that forgiving others not only releases them
But brings to us freedom from the past so
That we can look to the future.
Lord Let us be a people of both justice and peace
Standing up for and giving a voice
To those who are without one while
Remembering that our words are more powerful
Than any sword we can wield.
But most of all, dear Lord
Let us be a people who love.