Haere mai, e te Wairua Tapu:
Come, Holy Spirit,
fill our hearts, and through us
renew the face of our Earth.
Let our starting point for sustainability
be not the problems we face
nor the burdens of our doubts,
but rather the power of your grace
to transform the way we might live.
Strengthen our sense of hope,
not that things will turn out well,
but that what we do is worth doing
because it’s the best we have to bring.
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.