Spirit of Shalom

By Sister Roxanne Schares

Ignite us with the fire of your love.

Ignite our hearts with courage
to engage in a dialogue that transforms
and to find a truth that liberates.

Ignite our love with kindness,
to heal divisions
and reconcile relationships.

Enlighten us with insight,
so that we may imagine and create a world..,
where all are one.

Encourage us to act in justice and peace,
to engage in critical issues
and to value all life.

Ignite our lives with boldness and hope
to risk all for the mission of God,
for love cannot wait.