Help us to be open to your new word beyond our traditions and habits. Guide us on your pathways of peace and justice. Show us ways we need to change ourselves and our community. You know our mixed feelings about change. We grieve the losses that come with change and fear the uncertainties. But we also feel an expectancy as we await the new opportunities and new blessings you have for us. Give us courage and renewed energy to join you in working for change. Give us grace to embrace your vision of wholeness for our world. Let it be.
Used with permission. Adapted from Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010).