Reality (Pt. 3)
We have prayed to live in light of the reality that is.
We have prayed to live in light of the ultimate reality that is you.
We pray now for the hope and wisdom that will lead us to do our best to help bring about the reality that can be.
We know that things will never be perfect on this side of the fulfillment of your kingdom. But we also know that things can be better than they are.
Protect us from utopianism that fills our heads with dreams that can never be fulfilled.
Protect us from fatalism that fills our heads with resignation that can never be overcome.
Give us hopeful pragmatism that fills our heads with a clear-eyed view of the ways things are, that fills our hearts with great trust in you and your purposes, and that fills our lives with commitment to do what we can to make things better.
Then, help us act …