Worship Leader: We are painfully
aware of the inconsistencies of our lives.
Congregation: We pray for world
peace, but have troubles with neighbors.
Worship Leader: We reach for the
stars, but are mired in the clay.
Congregation: We dream of
giving huge donations to charity, but hold
tightly to what we have now.
Worship Leader: We yearn for a
society free of prejudice, but are uneasy about
those who are different from us.
Congregation: We pray for a
world of justice, yet are slow to champion the
poor and oppressed.
Worship Leader: Forgive our
failures, Lord, and help us to live up to our
own high ideals.
Congregation: Those who wait
for the Lord shall renew their strength, they
shall mount up with wings like eagles, they
shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and