If we send our prayers up;
Let us also send them out.
Pushing them out into the world.
Towards the needs of others;
And, the dreams of others;
And, the sorrow of others;
And, the hopes of others.
For in some way, O God, in Your grand scheme of things
It is when we link hands and join lives;
And, when we stand with each other and for each other
That we discover You in our midst
And Your Kingdom come made present.
So, let us pray that way, O God.
For those whom we name and all those who find themselves hurting or broken or sad or alone. And, knowing that our first and our best prayer is often Thank you, let us pray that way, O God. Giving thanks this day and for the life and love which both surround us and sustain us. And, having reached out towards one another with our prayers, let us also reach out towards one another with our lives.