Wednesday, December 30, 2009
supreme being, the origin of all things and all nations, you have bestowed upon us the freedom to fulfill our destinies and the values to overcome the challenges that we encounter as we pursue truth, goodness, and beauty.
in times of desperation, you have bestowed hope upon us in order to make us look beyond our current predicaments.
in times of discord, you have bestowed love upon us in order to calm us from divisiveness.
in times of anxiety, you have bestowed faith upon us in order to encourage us to hold on beyond the bleakness of our situation.
once again, we gather all these virtues to direct and trust ourselves in order to continue seeking freedom, peace and solidarity for the facilitation of human progress.
we appeal to you to fortify these values you blessed us with, in order for us to construct a humane and peaceful society.
in return, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of goodness and righteousness. may your will be done.