Is: 64: 8
But now, O Lord, you are our father. We are the clay and you are the potter; and all of us are the work of your hand.
Prayer text: Ronald Raab, CSC
God, our Creator,
Open our imaginations and our creative efforts to express our faith.
We ache for wisdom in dealing with violence, hatred, neglect, racism and hunger, poverty and ignorance.
We can only find solutions if we ignite our imaginations, explore our talents and take responsibility in faith and love for our future.
We cannot blame people for their diseases, their mental illness or even their poverty and situations in life.
God, continue to call us through our creativity to build up people, to heal our nation and to offer consolation to those who hurt and who are alone.
God, help us believe that our voices expressed through art are important and that our talents are needed to create community.
Help us not shun our gifts or think that we are not good enough.
Help us get over our shyness and our reluctance to dance, paint, write poetry, sing, create, design, preach, draw, and imagine and explore the Holy Spirit in all we do.
God, our Creator, help us become your co-creators to heal and console the pain and suffering of our people.