What have you to do with us?
What have you to do with our private fears and hopes,
our fractured quest for wholeness and meaning?
What have you to do with our lives and loves,
homes and workplaces?
What have you to do with the complex intricacies
of the economic, social, political establishment?
What have you to do with the malaria-ridden child in Malawi,
the mourning mother in Jerusalem,
the hungry man in the United States.
Flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone,
Love of God made one with us in the mystery,
draw close to us our master, brother, friend,
Jesus of Nazareth,
as we offer our praise and prayer.
Enter our lives and bring comfort where there is anxiety,
hope where sorrow reigns, love to cast out fear.
Prayer © Fourth Presbyterian Church