Enable us, Lord, to visit families, friends, and the sick in their beds and hospitals. We delight in sharing to maintain love, peace, and unity.
Our foes and those who cause us to stumble, Lord, help us to forget and to bury the hatchet. Lord, make us a spring of peace, love, and unity.
Shift our minds, O Lord, from external to internal wealth. Make us focus on the inner truth, and prosper in it. Use our hands, Lord, in multiplying our talents. We strive to maintain peace, love, and unity. Amen.
Adapted from a chalice lighting by Alice Kenunto Magara, a Unitarian Universalist leader in Sengera, Kenya, published as part of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists’ Global Chalice Lighting Project in September 2007.
- Global Chalice Lighting Project. Monthly prayers from Unitarian Universalists around the world, collected by the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. (ICUU.net)