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Love perfected
crosses city streets
social boundaries
political borders
to love our neighbor.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Love perfected
sees in the eyes of
the widow, the orphan, 
the stranger, the outcast
the foreigner, the refugee
the very eyes of God.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out the fear we have toward one another
seeing them as an Other instead of a sister or brother

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out the fear in our nation
for our security and our future.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out fear from the heart of our President.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out fear from the hearts of those in the White House
and all who have the President’s ear.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out fear from our senators, congressional leaders, judges, and elected officials.

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Cast out fear from our hearts
so we might choose to live
in the Way, Truth, and Life of your love

Perfect Love, cast out fear!

God-with-us, en[courage] us.
Yesterday we needed your courage.
Today, we need your courage.
Tomorrow, we will need your courage.

God-with-us, en[courage] us.

Be our courage when the courage of our leaders fails. 
Be our courage when the courage of our neighbors fails.
Be our courage when our courage fails.

God-with-us, en[courage] us.

When we pass through the waters
When we move through the rivers
When we walk through the fire

God-with-us, en[courage] us.

Spirit, grow in us Love and Welcome
Rather than closing doors, 
Rather than building walls
Rather than dividing and distancing

Spirit, grow in us Love and Welcome.

When we see the hungry
When we see the suffering
When we see those in need

Spirit, grow in us Love and Welcome.

Help us see the image of God reflected through all peoples
Help us remember your story is a story for all nations
Help us find and forge a way forward even when it seems we have lost our way

Spirit, grow in us Love and Welcome.

Perfect Love, cast out fear.
God-with-us, en[courage] us.
Spirit, grow in us Love and Welcome.