“Here in this place, new light is streaming, Now is the darkness vanished away. See in this space our fears and our dreamings, Brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in the lost and forsaken, Gather us in the blind and the lame. Call to us now and we shall awaken, We shall arise at the sound of our name.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty, Gather us in the proud and the strong. Give us a heart so meek and so lowly, Give us the courage to enter the song.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, Give us to eat the bread that is you. Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion, Lives that are holy and hearts that are true.
Gather us in and hold us forever, Gather us in and make us your own. Gather us in all peoples together, Fire of love in our peoples together.”
– Marty Haugen
Today I pray for unity in each community. That we may love and respect all people, no matter race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, or life situation.
Lord, gather all of us this day and everyday, so that we may see your light in our days and receive and give love to all people. Gather all of us in as one community, your children, as we seek happiness and unity.