Wise, ancient God you invite us to fast with you,
to work for peace, justice, wholeness and healing for all.
Help us to listen to the voices of our community, our world.
Show us when to speak out against the clamour
and when to quietly respond to those in greatest need.
Guiding light, spring of living water we come to you
with open hearts, willing hands, listening ears.
Help us to listen deeply in this season of Lent
to be a listening community in a troubled world
to listen as your followers, to be your light in the darkness. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship,
Ash Wednesday, 14/2/18