live toward the future we pray

Our God,
We pray.
We pray this day for the future we shape.
Which is to say,
we pray
for how we live now—
the choices we make,
the priorities we choose.

We pray for those
who will live into
the world we’re making—
the world we leave them.

May their innocence
prompt the disciplines of our wisdom,
and may wisdom
remind us of the ever-relevance
of innocence.

May we look into the bright, young eyes
of those who will inherit our earth—
those in our midst and those all around us—
may we look to them
with the hope
that has the integrity of our commitment—
our work for their future.

This we pray
in the name of the one
who committed his days to ours,
amen.

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