We lift our voices in songs of praise.
With thanks we acknowledge the gift of life, the joy of friendship, the beauty of the world.
We lift our voices in lament.
We carry our burdens, our pain and suffering, our fears, our struggles, to you for help, support and comfort.
We lift our voices in recognition.
We turn our awareness to you, O God.
We seek to know you. We choose to follow you. We seek to live in your example.
Hear us, know us and gather us in your embrace.