Prayer for Congregational Meeting

Lori Gorgas Hlaban

Spirit of life and love
God of many names—and no name—
Divine spirit which resides in all,

We do not always understand each other.
We do not always speak or listen carefully.
We often find it difficult to look beyond our selves to our common purpose, and We cause suffering to each other and ourselves.

In this time together,
Let us begin by asking forgiveness, and be reminded that:
We seek to understand each other.
We seek to speak to each other in truth with love.
We seek to listen to each other in love with caring.
We seek the common good and a life lived in accord with our highest aspirations.

We call upon the living spirit in each of us to make it so.