unbounded by space and time,
we praise you
that you are at work in all things—
bringing good out of evil,
success out of failure,
a bright future out of a crumbling past.
Help us, O Keeper of Faith,
to keep the faith that has been entrusted to us—
faith in a world worth saving,
faith in a dream worth sharing,
faith in a heritage worth keeping—
even as we accept the changes
that today’s challenges confront us with.
Help us keep faith in you.
And help us not lose faith in ourselves,
for faith is the substance of our hope,
and hope, the assurance of love.
Praise to you, O Faithful One, now and forever.
We pray in the Name of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God forevermore. Amen.
—based on a prayer by Miriam Therese Winter