Here is a prayer to start your week. Take some quiet meditation time where [silence] is indicated.
Help me, pharm Holy God.
Help me become a new creature,
who thinks in a completely different way about the universe,
this planet, and all my brothers and sisters who inhabit it.
I know you are the creative force of the universe.
You, my God, are beyond time and space,
yet also part of every cell in my body,
as we are all but cells in your infinite body.
Enlighten me so I too understand the infinite nature of being,
and in that understanding find myself created anew.
Make me patient in a world of instant gratification,
God who is our only true gratification.
Make me humble in a world that glorifies empty boasting,
God who always comes to us as a humble servant.
Give me new eyes to look at the world through a new lens:
not the lens of capitalism,
or profit margins,
or the rape of your natural resources,
but a new lens,
one that lets me see the world,
and all its inhabitants,
We all deserve your love, God who is love.
We all deserve food, shelter, and security.
None of us should go to bed in fear, Lord.
in a world that urges the destruction of our enemies,
help us realize we have no enemies.
Show us, God of equality,
that the only enemy we see is in our mind.
Teach us that we’re simply not working hard enough,
refusing to understand each other,
closing our hearts and souls to the good of the community,
choosing instead our own selfish paths.
Remind us that we are created in your image, Holy God,
an image of love, peace, equality, and justice,
not just for some,
but rather, for all, no exceptions.
Make it so, Lord.
Make it so.