Here, in the hectic moments of life, you reign.
In the quiet darkness of night, in the glorious spectacle of a mountaintop vista, in the chaos of the hurricane, still you reign. You shine your light and you bring life and order into the world, although we often fail to recognize it. You pour out your goodness, even though we neglect your call. You are joy and peace and hope, and we still choose darkness, inexplicably.
Forgive us, O Lord, and help us to see anew with new hearts, that we may understand and live out our call to love one another.