Prayer for January 25

Prayer for January 25: Please pray with me.  God of the nations, you created humanity in diverse richness.  You painted a rainbow of colors on humanity’s skin.  At the creation, you said over and over again – “It is good.”  So why do we too often reject your assessment of your creation?  Why do we see the diversity of creation, and especially humanity, and respond in fear?  Why do we not see that our salvation is tied directly to so many others?  Why do we refuse to see that our well-being is tied directly to the well-being of our neighbors and enemies?  Why?  Because we are broken and sinful.  Forgive us.  Radically reorient us.  Clear our eyes, cleanse our hearts.  Empower us to love – love those different from us, to love ourselves, and ultimately, to love you.  Amen.

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