One: Hear the world, O God. Uncover your ears and know your people’s anguish.
Many: Do not hide yourself from the cries for relief, from the noises of war.
One: The world is distraught, O God. People and nations live in fear, and creation echoes their trembling.
One: Day by day brings news of crisis, news of pain, news of waste, news of violence. Have you not seen and heard the news, O God?
One: Let God hear and be stirred from sleep. Let us hear and be driven from complacency.
One: Attend to those who need you most, O God. Our prayers will not cease while we watch for your justice; we pour them out continuously into the pool of the world’s tears.