You experience the horror
At the heart of this fallen world,
Feel the pain of struggling, searching humanity,
Taste the torture,
Of lives thirsty for meaning.

Lord Jesus,
Renew our lives,
So we may soar as eagles.

Open our ears to hear the voice of God,
Above the clamour and discord
Of our daily routine.

Open our eyes,
To grant us a vision,
Of a world cleansed of ugliness and pettiness.

Give us new breath,
To scale the mountains of our pilgrimage.

Open our minds, Lord,
With your radiant light,
To wisdom that will quench our darkness.

Open our hearts to joyful worship,
Channelling the love of God
To refresh our wounded humanity.

Isaiah 40 v. 31