Our Father, Mother

Our Father, Mother, who are in the world and surpass the world,
Blessed be your presence,
In us, in animals and flowers,
In still air and wind.
May justice and peace dwell among us, as you come to us.
Your will be our will;
Your will that we be sisters and brothers,
As bread is bread, water is itself,
For our hunger, for quenching of thirst.
Forgive us.
We walk crookedly in the world,
Are perverse, and fail of our promise.
But we would be human,
If you only consent to stir up our hearts.

Daniel Berrigan, God Has No Religion by Frances Sheridan Goulart, editor