Prayer/Reflection: Mayor’s Council of Clergy

JimCoffin(At the Orlando Science Center, June 5, 2013)

Let us pray.

We reach out this morning to that Power and Presence that transcends all that’s human.

It’s appropriate that we should have this meeting in the Science Center, a place that reminds us of the mystery and majesty of the universe–a universe of which we’re privileged to be a part.

In our discussions here, and in the tour of the Science Center that follows, may we be reminded that the founders of our faith–whatever our faith tradition may be–put forward the hypothesis that individual humans–and, even more so, collections of humans working together–can make our world a better place.

May every aspect of today’s event remind us of that hypothesis. And may we leave with a determination to actually prove in the laboratory of daily life that those spiritual luminaries were right, and that we are indeed capable of making the difference they envisioned.

This is our desire. This is our hope. This is our prayer.


James Coffin is executive director of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida.