We gather to commit and re-commit ourselves
to building non-violent communities of peace and well-being.
May we covenant together to build with our lives, and the help of the Spirit,
God’s vision of love and justice for all.
Let us be strong and resilient like living stones.
May God’s presence be the rock under our feet,
the flame that kindles our passion,
and the wings that lift us to pursue our vision.
May the Spirit of Life sustain us and guide us.
By Eleanor Epp-Stobbe, 12/03, in remembrance of the Montreal Massacre.