Help Us Build Communities in God's Vision of Justice

Holy Spirit,
     We praise and thank you!

You anoint us to
     bring glad tidings to the poor
     proclaim liberty to captives
     recover sight for the blind
     free the oppressed
     and build communities in keeping
     with God's vision of justice.

Show us how to be
     light of the world
     salt of the earth
     seeds that sprout love
     and leaven that infuses humanity
     with the desire to promote
     human dignity and solidarity.

Help us to listen so that
     those in poverty can lead our efforts to
     proclaim a more hopeful vision
     liberate captives from injustice
     heal the blindness of the powerful
     free us all from self-centeredness
     and build community to overcome poverty.