Merciful God,
only you
are wonderful and beautiful.
Only you
can heal
the broken,
the sorrowful,
the hurting.
Only you
can bring
peace,
hope,
forgiveness.
Merciful God,
only you
are wonderful and beautiful.
Only you
can redeem
the proud,
the arrogant,
the guilty.
Only you
can mend,
division,
hatred,
fear.
Only you Lord.
Only you.
Forgive us Lord,
when our words,
our actions,
our thoughts
have brought dishonor
to your name.
Forgive us Lord,
when we have been silent,
allowing the words of others
to mask your truth.
Forgive us Lord,
when our lives
have not mirrored
your grace, love, acceptance.
Strengthen us Lord,
renew in us
the will to do your work,
to strive for
the vision of a better future,
to never tire
of speaking your truth.
How wonderful,
how beautiful,
you Lord,
only you.