A Thousand Points of Light

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

Lord, we thank you for volunteers:  Those who teach, who clean up, who raise money, who clothe, who feed, who build, who repair, who plant, who heal, who organize, who donate, and who help in many other ways to sustain our communities.

We thank you for leaders who were not afraid to dream of a better world, and so set up infrastructures that have sustained generations of volunteers:  John Kennedy and the  Peace Corps, George H.W. Bush and his thousand points of light, Bill Clinton and AmeriCorps, and others throughout our states and cities who help connect citizens to the work that needs to be done.

As our current president promotes national days of service, let new generations and more individuals heed the call to public service.  As we work together, help us to form new relationships, strengthen the bonds of brotherhood, and re-energize our civic life.  Help us O Lord.


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