A Prayer of Reconciliation

Across the barriers that divide race from race

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide rich from poor

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide Christians

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide men and women

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide young and old

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide traditionalists from progressives

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross

Across the barriers that divide homophobes from gays.

Reconcile us, O Christ, by your cross 

 

 Confront us, O Christ, with our hidden prejudices and fears that deny and betray our prayers.

Enable us to see the causes of strife; remove from us all false sense of superiority.

Teach us to grow in unity with all God’s children.

We ask a special blessing and guidance: help us to recognize the gifts you have given each of us.  Grant us patience as well as energy for the tasks ahead.

May it be readily known that we are your disciples and followers – through our words, actions and love

AMEN 

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