Let me see what is real;
let me hear the truth;
let me touch with gentleness.
Amongst flashing images and passing moments,
help me to hold onto what is lasting and true.
When background noise and voices clash,
help me to listen for the tones of peace.
If life’s demands push and pull,
give me strength to respond with firmness and grace.
We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands.