more and less

We pray, our God,
for others.
We pray, our God,
for ourselves.
We pray, our God,
for our community and our world.
We pray, our God,
for creation.

We pray for healthier.
We pray for more whole …
and more holy.

We pray for more integrated—
and a greater awareness and celebration
that it’s all integral.

We pray for less pain,
more love;
less injustice,
more grace;
less violence,
more respect;

more interdependence
more mutuality
more responsibilities embraced,
fewer shirked;

less need left wanting,
and more wanting left;

less hunger as physical need,
more hunger as spiritual longing;

less intolerance for what should be ignored,
more intolerance for what shouldn’t be ignored.

And we pray …

in the name of the one
who lived into what we pray for,
amen.

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