Prayer for Complexity

Let us quiet ourselves for a moment of prayer…

Though the world is not at peace today, let us pray for acts of peace.

Though we support the bravery of our troops, let us pray for homecomings.

Though we cannot depend on certainty, let us pray for moments of clarity and purpose.

Though we do not understand each other fully, let us pray for patience and open hearts.

Though we feel acutely the pain of our broken places, let us pray for healing.

And though it sometimes stretches us beyond what we once thought we could hold,

let us pray for the vessel of community.