God, we need wisdom.
In these days of madness and uncertainty
of despair and confusion.
Those who carry the weight of authority
cannot adequately discern the common interest
or negotiate with allies and enemies;
on the strength of their “own” intelligence.
Those who direct economies
cannot easily recognize the value of things
nor address the questions asked by
wealth and poverty
by human insight alone;
Those who voice dreams and anxieties in
sounds and images
cannot offer hope and guidance
nor challenge and disturb us to justice
with their own frail inspiration;
God we need wisdom,
If we are to find the life we long for,
And so we pray,
Lead us to yourself.
Rev Anna Liebenberg, Warwick Killarney Uniting Church