Bring justice to the peoples,
and your kindness to all generations!
May the people be known
rendering justice to the poor and all who are abused, oppressed and bullied!
Let their spirits soar as the eagle,
let healing abide in every heart!
May we heed the cry of the anguished-
the young and the old,
helping to free all those in need,
awakening the souls of oppressors!
May we know oneness with You
as long as the sun endures,
as long as the stars shine,
throughout all generations!
May we acknowledge You in the rain
falling on the fields,
like showers that water the earth!
In our day may justice flourish,
and peace abound,
throughout all the nations!
May every heart open to your Love
from sea to sea,
from the River of Life out to the universe!
May fears that paralyze us
rise up from the depths
into Your Light!
May justice and loving kindness rise up to heal us!
(Psalm 72: Adapted by Bridget Mary Meehan from Psalms for Praying, by Nan C. Merrill)