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We hold hope in our minds

As we optimistically dream of what could be,

and dare to believe that the dream is possible.


We hold love in our hearts

As we experience God’s love for ourselves and others

And are moved to loving kindness and compassion.


We hold joy in our bodies

Dancing, singing, leaping and shouting—

Not hiding our joy but embodying, living, sharing it!

This hope, this love, this joy is born of God

But takes up residence in our whole being.

Are we aware? Do we embrace this Spirit of God?

O God, we pray that we may grow ever more aware

And ready to embrace your Spirit within us,

So we may shine your hopeful, loving, joyous light in this world.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.