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We call upon You,
lover of justice,
maker of a new heaven and a new earth,
promiser of words and wisdom.

We call upon You,
the One who tells us not to be weary of doing right,
the One who believes that wolves and lambs can be safe together,
the One who sees
that nations will rise upon nations,
that endings happen,
that truth shall rise,
yes, it is YOU we call upon.

We call upon You to move us, to shake us, to quiet us, to humble us, to teach us, to help us embrace the courage you give us,
we call upon You to wake us up, to embolden us, to live within us.

We need You.
We offer ourselves to You.
We ask that you use us in spite of all of who we are and aren’t,
so that the world knows your Gospel of Grace, your Call, your Kin-dom.

Amen.

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The Rev. Karla Miller serves as Minister for Community Life at Old North Church UCC in Marblehead, MA.  She is a contributor to the RevGal’s book, There is a Woman in the Pulpit.

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