Lord, you made us

You gave us life

And we are wonderfully made

And the life you give is so full

Of possibilities,

Opportunities

Challenges

 

Helps us to see the possibilities

Take the opportunities

Rise to the challenges..

 

And there is no greater challenge

Than the call to love you

And to love other people

 

We find it hard

We like to look after ourselves first

We like to take care of number one

And we are often reluctant and unwilling

To come out from behind our safe walls

In friendship

In compassion…the kind that hurts

And asks

That eats into our space and freedom and time…

 

Lord, teach us to love better

Work within our hearts

By your gracious spirit

That we might learn to go that second mile

Take that first step

Feel that tenderness.

 

 

OUR FATHER…

Lord, you made us

You gave us life

And we are wonderfully made

And the life you give is so full

Of possibilities,

Opportunities

Challenges

 

Helps us to see the possibilities

Take the opportunities

Rise to the challenges..

 

And there is no greater challenge

Than the call to love you

And to love other people

 

We find it hard

We like to look after ourselves first

We like to take care of number one

And we are often reluctant and unwilling

To come out from behind our safe walls

In friendship

In compassion…the kind that hurts

And asks

That eats into our space and freedom and time…

 

Lord, teach us to love better

Work within our hearts

By your gracious spirit

That we might learn to go that second mile

Take that first step

Feel that tenderness.

 

OUR FATHER…