God of constant surprise,
through faith in Jesus Christ
you turn upside down the values of this world
and confound the wisdom of this age;
may the selfless service that Albert Schweitzer gave
out of love for you and reverence for life
increase our commitment and compassion,
that we too may stand against the false values of our age,
in the strength of Jesus Christ our Lord.
your kingdom come
on earth as in heaven.
Ruler of the everlasting kingdom,
prince of peace, champion of the despised:
you are the king;
you make a cross your throne;
you wear a crown of thorns;
you call your subjects friends.
Help us to take up our cross,
to hunger and thirst for all that is good;
then will your kingdom come on earth as in heaven.