I believe

Declaring the persistent, healing, creative and forgiving love of God invites us to truly worship.


I believe God’s love will find a way to heal our wounded world,

and I believe somehow that hatred and poverty will end.

For I believe in the persistent love of God.


I believe that God is loving and healing through our tears

and I believe God can make us whole again.

For I believe in the great healing love of God.


I believe that God has made me who I am.

and I believe that God rejoices when we are able to live honest lives.

For I believe in the creative love of God.


I believe it’s not too late for us to learn to live to love.

and I believe God’s love can teach us to forgive and start anew.

For I believe in the forgiving love of God.

By Tim Mc Ginley From Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church, edited by Kelly Turney. Copyright © 2000 by Reconciling Ministries Network. Reprinted by permission.

Contributed by Tim McGinley

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