UU Prayer from Rev. Annette Marquis

UUCCWC

10-8-2016

These inspiring words come to us Unitarian Universalist Minister Annette Marquis. She sought to articulate a prayer relevant to our liberal religious faith and values. I shared these words in a recent Worship in our church and have had many requests for copies. I am happy to share them here. The words I closed our Worship with follow, too.

Reverend Christine Riley

 

         “ Spirit of Life… which exists wherever there is love…

         Blessed be ALL your Names.

 

         Strengthen our will to create heaven ON EARTH

         and HELP US to embody a peace-filled world.

 

         Give us ALL our daily bread.

         Teach us to forgive ourselves for our failings…

         AND to forgive those who have failed US.

 

         Deliver us TO EVIL…

         AND give us the COURAGE to TRANSFORM IT with LOVE.

 

         FOR LOVE IS the power and the glory

         FOR ever and ever…

         AMEN.  “

–Rev. Annette Marquis      

                                                                              

Lao Tzu quote "Being deeply loved gives you STRENGTH; loving deeply gives you COURAGE.May we here be strong enough in OUR UU faith to honestly ask to be DELIVERED TO EVILthat we might bring our liberal values which AFFIRM ALL LIFE AS EQUALLY SACRED.

May This Be So.

AMEN