prayer-handsYour kingdom, O God, is among us
as a seed growing secretly.
Let it burst into flower in our generation.
Where the poor are raised up,
there is your kingdom;
Where justice flows down like the mountain streams,
there is your kingdom;
Where men and women give their lives to Christ and to his will,
there is the hidden treasure of your kingdom.
Help us, O God, to read the signs of the times,
to discern the kingdom’s presences,
and to make it known in prophetic words and committed lives;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

* Adapted from New Parish Prayers, Frank Colquhoun (ed), 1982. Prayer written by John Kingsnorth.