This Week's Prayer

Heart of compassion:

Manifest in our lives – in our thoughts, in our words, and in the work of our hands.

We ask you, which is to say we ask ourselves, to be more welcoming and understanding toward others to reduce the suffering in our world.

So many suffer in Haiti, Burma, South Sudan, Ukraine, and Palestine.

Heart of compassion, teach us the way of hospitality, welcome, and unity.

Even as the people of France continue to react to the killings in Paris, help us to hold in mind and heart our many Muslim siblings who also grieve at the senselessness of the actions of a few.

Heart of compassion, we ask you, who are our own best selves, for peace in our lives and in our world.

Teach us and guide us to be builders of a tolerant and nonviolent world.

Heart of compassion, we ask for wisdom to listen to nature and be diligent in our care and stewardship of this beloved planet.

Even as moneyed interests dismiss the facts of climate change, we learn that 2014 was the hottest year on record.

All ten of the ten hottest years have occurred since 1997.

A study this week concludes that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.

Heart of compassion, we ask to be ever mindful of the modern prophets who have called us to
nonviolence and inclusion, to justice for all people.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still speaks to us. May we listen.

We ask for the strength to likewise give our lives to the cause of freedom.

Heart of compassion, manifest in our lives – in our thoughts, in our words, and in the work of our hands.

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