Shekinah Glory

Prayer For Boy Scouts
March 16, 2009, 12:25 pm
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Holy One
We have gathered as a people in awe of your mercy,
When we do not accept others we know it is because of a distrust of you
Help us to fashion a world in which we do not create spiritual hierarchies
Condemning some to the status of unclean and others as elect
We know that all of your creatures are deeply interwoven
Into your love for all creation.
Help us when our prejudices have caused us to exclude
And make us overcome our fear of difference
embracing the full canopy of your people.
We confess that it is difficult in a world where
Country is pitted against country
And people are pitted against people
And the rhetoric sounds like God against God
We know that you are much more forgiving than we could ever be.
Help us to love one another
And forge true community
With not only those whom it is easy to love
but with those whom we find it uncomfortable to associate with.
Bring to our mind the love and mercy that we have felt
And do not make us a stumbling block to others.

In your precious name.


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Amen and Amen.

Make this an opportunity to embrace and love rather than a challenge of fear and loathing.

Life has challenges aplenty. Let it go.

Comment by Edward ("Ned") Parrott

Thanks Ned.

Comment by pastorofdisaster

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