Blessed are you, holy God,
you alone are holy, you alone are God.
The universe declares your praise:
beyond the stars; beneath the sea;
within each cell; with every breath.
Generations bless your faithfulness:
In all ways, in all places, and in each moment,
you are making your presence known--
through the water; by night and day;
across the wilderness; out of exile;
into the future.
We sense your glory in our imaginations--
of heart, mind and soul.
Your inspiration stirs within us
as pining for justice and peace
in this world of chaos.
We give you thanks for your Beloved,
Begotten and Anointed One:
at the heart of human life;
at the core of our being;
near to those who suffer;
in the brokenness we all share;
beside the sinner; among the poor;
with each and with all.
For these and all your mercies,
we praise you;
Holy, Almighty, Immortal One.
Blessed be God and blessed be
God's Kin-Dom, forevermore.
--from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 (altered)