Let us affirm our faith…

We believe that God is present

in the darkness before dawn;

in the waiting and uncertainty

where fear and courage join hands,

conflict and caring link arms,

and the sun rises over barbed wire.

We believe in a with-us God

who sits down in our midst

to share our humanity.

We affirm a faith

that takes us beyond the safe place:

into action,

into vulnerability

and into the streets.

We commit ourselves

to work for change

and put ourselves on the line;

to bear responsibility,

take risks,

live powerfully and face humiliation;

to stand with those on the edge;

to choose life

and be used by the Spirit

for God’s new community of Hope.

~from The Iona Community Worshipbook