Prayer of Intercession based on WCC theme

Poem written by Reuel Norman O. Marigza (Philippines) as reflection on the theme of WCC Busan Assembly, 30th October to 8th November, 2013: ‘God of life, lead us to justice and peace’

God of Life, Lead Us to Act

God of life, lead us to justice and peace;
you are the very Source of our very lives
you created us in your own image
with dignity and worth
you gave meaning and purpose for life
without you we cannot achieve
full justice and peace.

God of life,
lead us from injustice and un-peace.
to justice and peace;
lead us to see injustice in Asia and in this world
of people against people
of people against nature
of structures and systems
that dehumanize and ravage creation
lead us to realize that there can never
be peace where injustice exists.

God of life,
lead us to do justice and peace;
you chose to call out a people
to witness and manifest your will,
awaken us to the truth;
that we are to work together with you
to bring about justice and peace;
that we are not just to pray
but also advocate and do
and work for total salvation
which you worked out ahead
for humanity
and for the world.

March 19, 2013, Bangkok (c) 2013 Reuel Norman O. Marigza

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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