Gracious God, as we take counsel about hard problems that defy easy answers, help us remember that while we can’t satisfy everyone, it pleases you when we hear the truth in every faithful voice and devote ourselves to identifying common ground, shared values, and the way forward by the light of the empty tomb. For the people of Israel and Palestine, for all in your creation, we pray for the recognition of the inalienable human rights of national self-determination, security, justice, peace, and freedom. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

— My invocation at Thursday’s meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church Committee on Social Justice and International Policy