A Prayer for This Hour
O Saviour Christ,
in whose way of life lies the secret of all life,
and the hopes of all the people,
we pray for quiet courage to meet this hour.
We did not choose to be born or to live in such an age.
But let its problems challenge us,
its discoveries exhilarate us,
its injustice anger us,
its possibilities inspire us,
and its vigour renew us,
for your Kingdom’s sake.
A Procession of Prayers: Meditations and Prayers from around the World
, comp. John Carden, WCC, and Cassell, London, UK, 1998, p.179)