Kindle within us, O God,
the fire of your mercy.
Make mercy spark within each heart that comes here,
attune us to the spirit of gracious Catherine
each one of us the hearth of your love,
Make of us warmth from cold stone.
From the long-pressed earth-hewn hidden-life
of the peat of our being
Make mercy blaze.
In all our works,
in all our ways,
make it O God
a flame that gathers and welcomes,
comforts and encourages
drawing forth the songs of the soul,
the songs of the soul of the world,
lament and blessing,
praise and lullaby.