Mercy in a cybernetic world

E Te Atua, hau taiao,
Breath of the cosmos:
in the beginning was your Word,
the true light that shines in the dark,
full of grace and truth, promising life to all.

We give heartfelt thanks for
this digital age of ours,
when news travels at the speed of light,
across divides that have kept peoples apart,
allowing the light of truth to shine
where dark and ignorance once ruled.

May our worldwide webs of news
help to shed the brightness of your light,
bringing freedom and justice
to wherever your mercy waits to reach.
Through the gifts of global technology
may our virtual dreams become reality,
as our hearts beat more in tune with yours.

These prayers originally appeared as part of the monthly reflection Imaging Mercy Today, written by Dennis Horton, a member of He Waka Tiaki, the mission team of Tiaki Manatu Mercy Ministries New Zealand. They may be reproduced and used with acknowledgment.

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