Prayer for May 5

Prayer for May 5: Please pray with me. Patient God, today we ask for forgiveness.  Humanity does so many things in your name that we can only imagine would make you do a face palm.  Forgive us for our actions and words that cause division and strife, that separate us from one another and from you.  Give us eyes to see that humanity is more similar than different and that our divisions come from man-made lines and ideas.  Give us ears to hear the humanity around us and in distant lands.  Give us forgiving hearts that we may be the first to forgive instead of respond in kind when violence is done to us.  Give us patience to endure so that we do not let our hearts be troubled, but rather keep our hope in you.  Amen.

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