"Our Father who always stands with the weak, the powerless, the poor, the abandoned, the sick, the aged . . . Who art in heaven where everything will be reversed, where the first will be last and the last will be first . . .Hallowed be thy name may the reverence we give your name pull us out of the selfishness that prevents us from seeing the pain of our neighbor . . .Your kingdom come help us to create a world where we will do justice, love tenderly, and walk humbly with you and each other . . .Your will be done may the complete mutuality that characterizes your life flow through our veins so we may radiate equal love for all and your special love for the poor . . .On earth as it is in heaven so that the joy, graciousness, tenderness, and justice of heaven will show forth within all of our structures on earth . .. Give help us realize that we must give to the poor, not because they need it, but because our own health depends upon our giving to them . . .Us the truly plural us, including those who are very different than the narrow us . . .This day not tomorrow. Do not let us push things off into some indefinite future so that we can continue to live justified lives in the face of injustice because we make good excuses for our inactivity . . .Our daily bread so that each person in the world may have enough. Teach us to give from our sustenance and not just from our surplus . . . And forgive us our trespasses our blindness toward our neighbor, our self-preoccupation, our racism, our sexism, and our incurable propensity to worry only about ourselves and our own . . . As we forgive those who trespass against us those who victimize us, our imperfect parets and systems that wounded, cursed, and ignored us . . .And do not put us to the test do not judge us only by whether we have fed the hungry, given clothing to the naked, visited the sick, or tried to mend the systems that victimized the poor. Spare us this test for none of us can stand before your gospel scrutiny. Give us, instead, more days to mend our ways, our selfishness, and our systems . . .But deliver us from evil that is, from the blindness that lets us continue to participate in anonymous systems within which we need not see who gets less as we get more. Amen."