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George MacRae: The Hope of Tomorrow

O God, the alpha and the omega,

the first and the last,

the beginning and the end,

grace with Your presence

all our endings and our beginnings.

Give us joy in the newness of life,

humility in the moment of our accomplishment,

gratitude for all that we have been given.

You who now are,

and who was

and who is to come,

be ever present in our transitions.

Lift our hearts beyond the satisfactions of the moment

to the needs of the times,

and sanctify our now

with the memory of our then

and the promise and hope of Your tomorrow.

 George MacRae (1928-1985) was an internationally known scholar of New Testament studies. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1960 and went on to become the dean of Harvard Divinity School. MacRae served on the international committee that revised the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. He was the first Roman Catholic to be appointed director of the Society of Biblical Literature.

 

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