May we be a united and uniting people seeking to
     celebrate God’s presence,
     live with respect in Creation,
     love and serve others,
     seek justice and resist evil.

May we travel with purpose and passion,
     nurturing faith and comforting hearts,
     sharing our gifts for the good of all,
     resisting forces that exploit and marginalize,
     loving fiercely in the face of violence,
     defending the human dignity of all.

May we be your church.

—a prayer offered for the service day of the Rendez-vous gathering of United Church youth, young adults, and their leaders