O God, we are one with You.
You have made us one with You.
You have taught us that,
if we are open to one another,
You dwell in us.
Help us to preserve this
openness to one another
and to fight for it with all our hearts.
Help us to realize that there can be no
understanding where there is mutual rejection.
O God, in accepting one another
wholeheartedly, fully, completely,
we accept You,
and we thank You,
and we adore You,
and we love You with our being,
because our being is in Your being,
our spirit is rooted in Your Spirit.
Fill us then with love and
let us be bound together with love
as we go our diverse ways,
united in this one Spirit which makes
You present to the world,
and which makes You witness
to the ultimate reality that is love.
Love has overcome. Love is victorious. Amen.
- From the Asian Journal of Thomas Merton