I was lay leader at church today. Here is what I shared. (I sang the first line.)
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me….
We gather here today knowing and believing that peace on earth begins we each of us and that it is strengthened when we come together as a community.
As the psalmist tell us,
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
Increase our faith O God, open our hearts to love so that righteousness will spring up from us and peace will look down on us all.
Today, right now, let peace begin with me, let it begin with each person here, in this town, in this country, and in the world.