Oh Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the wind.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and your wisdom.
Make my eye ever behold
The red and purple sunset.
Make my hand respect
The things you have made
And my ears sharp to your voice.
Make me wise
That I may know the things
You have taught your children.
The lessons you have written
In every leaf and rock
Make me strong.
Not to be superior to my brothers
But to fight my greatest enemy.
Make me ever ready
To come to you with straight eyes.
So that when life fades
As the fading sunset
My spirit may come to you
you call us out of our separate and separated flowerpots
to bloom together in the multicolored glory
of your herbaceous border.
Blessing you for your gifts of difference and colour we pray:
Color us RED, passionate God
for the anger of the oppressed,
for those who hunger and thirst for justice and peace
for our mothers and grandmothers and all who labour to give birth and love.
Colour us YELLOW, resurrection God
for the achievements of the decade,
for those who light up our lives
for all who dwell in the shadows of death and long for the morning.
Colour us GREEN, creator God
for the integrity of creation,
for seeds planted and leaves for the healing of the churches and nations
for all who need a new way forward to grow.
Colour us BLUE, incarnate God
for all who weep,
for faith to walk and even dance upon the water,
for all who need heaven to be torn open that they may hear God's affirming word:
you are my daughter, my son, whom I love.
Colour us PURPLE, Holy God
for those whose needs and gifts are ignored,
for the silenced who need a voice and the powerful who need to listen,
for imagination and wisdom.
Colour us your
PEOPLE OF HOPE.
deep loving God
lead us forward to your promised community
through Jesus Christ, your beloved and ours.