“Hear our prayer, hear our prayer, Lord, make us whole:
peace to all people, hope for each soul.
God of grace, in this place, hear now our prayer.”
This is the prayer refrain we sang in church yesterday. It is my favorite prayer refrain. As I sing it I feel our spoken and unspoken prayers joining prayers throughout eternity. I also hear the plea for wholeness and peace of all of humanity, and then am reassured by God’s grace — always, forever; here, now, in this place.