Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Prayer, day 1338
Almighty God, what is done is done. Teach us what to do with that, and teach us how to be wiser.
Teach us to truly love our neighbor, and remember that our neighbor includes the stranger in our midst.
Teach us that our first duty is not suspicion, but love.
Help us reorient our hearts, dear God, that we be united, not divided.
Help us to see You in the face of every person we encounter, even in the faces of those of different races, creeds, or religions.
Heal the hearts of those who are in pain, distress, anger, or grief, O Lover of our souls, especially those we now name.