Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Prayer, day 1388: For hope moving forward

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.

(This prayer was originally written after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin on July 14, 2013)

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