Our Holy Triune God,

At the core of our diversity is unity,

and at the core of our discord is covenant.

As you exist — three-in-one — and are greater 

because of your variety of expressions, 

so too are we made stronger in our infinite variety — 

of perspectives and opinions, 

of experiences and expressions.

Root us now in our commitment

to create unity once again

through our covenant, with each other and with You.

Remind us that You are the Love that flows among us

as the Creator who made our vibrant diversity

as the Redeemer who reconciles us to one another

and as the Sustainer who creates community among us.

We pray in Your Holy Name. Amen.

__________________________

“After all, we are created in the image of a God who is a diversity of persons, that exists in ineffable unity.”

– Desmond Tutu,  An African Prayer Book

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