In the Name of the Many and the One

we are made of stars“We are made of stars” by Robert Couse-Baker on

You who move in the spaces between all of your creation,
You who bind us in relationship to all things:

Sometimes we despair at the divisions in the world;
our hearts clench fearing an ugly tomorrow;
our brows furrow at the offense of others and we wall up our hearts.
Some days it’s just easier to be right than to understand.

So, today we step into your Holy Mystery:
finding ourselves vulnerable, dependent, and totally loved.
Help us rest in the web of life that supports us, our children,
the winged and the four-legged,
the orbiting planets and spinning atoms –
the bond that makes us all one.

We pray this in hope and trust in the name of the Many and the One.  Amen.