Responsive Readings: “We Pause This Hour”
We pause this hour to honor the spirit and to accept ourselves as fragile humans, equally full of nobility and strength.
We gather, weary of life’s trials, yet cheered by infinite possibilities for love’s grace.
We meet with smiles and glad voices for old friends and new—every stranger a gift of potential friendship.
We rejoice in the keen intellect and the warm heart.
We remember those whose opportunities and needs our society thwarts, and
We give thanks for the blessings that are ours.
We praise all who extend a hand in service and whose vision of justice commands action.
We meet;We rejoice;
We give thanks;
We proclaim our community.
Copyright: The author has given Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations permission to reprint this piece for use in public worship. Any reprints must acknowledge the name of the author.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
- Words for Worship
- Chalice Lightings
- Meditations & Prayers
- Complete Services
- Ceremonies & Rituals
- Ministers' Columns
- Holidays & Ceremonies
- Copyright & Worship
- Worship Theory
- Contemporary Worship
- Lay Programs
- Young Adults
- Congregational Stories
- Wayside Quotations
- Submission Form