Spirit of God,
Breathe your creative breath over me.
Renew my soul and rebuild our community,
As we embark on the spiritual practices
of stillness, silence, prayer, and action.
Ignite a passion within us individually
and as a community of faith
to be a people and place of Presence,
Becoming, Restoration, Oasis, and Wide Embrace.
Clear away the hard clods of custom & routine, of habits & lethargy, of assumptions, prejudices, and blind spots.
Stir in the rich compost of vision and challenge, of risk and trust; of courage and disruption.
Bury deep in my soul your vision for renewal,
Your creativity for rebuilding —
your thoughts, tears, desires.
Cultivate, water and tend my heart,
Until, from the silence of the soil,
New life emerges.