that God provides little steppingstones/ log slices to help us get through the “mud” of life.
Our own strength and faith help us to see these as they appear in our path.
We can choose to let the mud bog us down,
or to risk hopping from step to step,
in the ultimate benevolence of the Spirit’s guidance :)
Prayer for Racial Healing
from Catholic Charities’ USA Prayer Service
God of justice,
In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception.
Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being.
Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family.
Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others.
Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change.
Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history.
And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.