Give us, O Lord, churches
that will be more courageous than cautious;
that will not merely “comfort the afflicted” but “afflict the comfortable”;
that will not only love the world but also demand justice;
that will not remain silent when people are calling for a voice;
that will not pass by on the other side when wounded humanity is waiting to be healed;
that will not only call us to worship but also send us out to witness;
that will follow Christ even when the way points to a Cross.
To this end we offer ourselves in the name of him who loved us and gave himself for us.
Christian Conference of Asia