God of every generation,
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the activity of the Holy Spirit
have inspired people
At times the good news has been met with excitement
but it has also caused controversy and division.
Yet through all times
You have encouraged the gifts
to find a place within Your story.
In the reflection of our time
we give from our own excitement and trouble,
inspired by who we are because of You
and all the world might be
as the light of Christ
reaches into the darkest corners
of the world.