Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reflection and Renewal: Turn Our Hearts Towards Love

God,


You ask us to love others as we love ourselves.

But sometimes our eyes don’t look beyond our own little part of the world. Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed that we don’t open our hands to help those we see that need it. And sometimes we are guided by what we’ve been told to fear by voices other than yours.

Turn our eyes toward your presence, your action, within us and around us. Open our hands to act as yours in your world. Soften our hearts so that we welcome the stranger, the refugee, the outcast, the enemy.

Forgive us for when we ignore or shun you in the form of others. Keep us on the path of your kingdom that set things right, that renews and restores life.

Amen.