Lord we pray for this world, Your creation. A place you lovingly brought to life out of nothing.
With Your hands, You created man and woman in your image. With Your very breath, You gave us life.
We forget how much of You is in us. Yet as Your children, we can’t help but be a likeness of You.
How deep that likeness is depends on the time we spend with You. Reading the bible, Your inspired Word. Taking time to be in Your presence whether through prayer, meditation or worship.
You are our God. There is none higher than You.
You take care with us. Even when we deserve Your righteous anger, it is slow to burn.
Even when we spew hate and hurt against one another for no other reason than our differences in looks, culture, religion or identity, You remind us lovingly that we are all Your people.
Help us to understand one another. To see one another as Your child, Your Beloved.
With understanding can come love and perhaps that is why we abhor sitting with each other and listening to understand instead listening to argue.
Lord forgive us our sins. Show us the way of Love. Amen.