Peace, Love, & Soul
We thank you, O God, for the privilege of gathering from time to time with people who, though they may be strangers to us, are united to us by a common love.
We thank you for the way that peace, love, and soul are experienced among us in such a gathering. We thank you for the unity we experience as we sing the songs and as we listen to the spoken words. We thank you for how we overlook each other’s faults and occasional acts of thoughtlessness because it is such a joy to be together sharing our common commitment.
Yes, Lord, we thank you for concerts (in my case, rock concerts).
And on those occasions when we can thank you for similar experiences in the Church—well, we thank you for that, too.