O transformer of trampled grounds
Dig from us stones of pride
Prune from us thorns of injustice
Weed from us briars of oppression
Spring through us shoots of wisdom
Nurture among us fruit of understanding
Generate within us a vineyard of delight


O God, Your care for us
Echoes across time and space
Your tenderness and mercy
Revealed in your creation

O God, Your provision for us
Never fails as life ebbs and flows
Your attention and guidance
Displayed in your teachings

O God, Your hope for us
Emerges through sin’s consequences
Your justice and right-ness
Declared by your Spirit