organs and limbs,
feet and hands,
the weak and the strong,
the broken and the suffering,
we recognize our dependence on you,
we see how you knit us together as one.
We confess our own independence,
our own individualism and self-centeredness.
We too often say:
I dont need you
I dont need others
I can only rely on myself.
We see this has a crippling effect
not only on our society
not only on our churches
not only on our families and friends
but on our very souls.
Help us to be open to our needs,
help us to nurture into our lives
the very things necessary to see our
May you also strengthen this community
and draw us together as one.