Love As The Path To Peace

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. –1 Peter 4:8

Lord, as we rebuild our country and our economy, help us to do so with compassion.  As we allocate resources, harden not our hearts. Let us find ways to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the mentally ill, and treat the drug addicted.  Let us invest more in prevention than in prisons, rebuild our cities with affordable housing, and share resources through community gardens and other programs that help those who are without meet their basic needs. Help us to see that safety is not found in separating from others but in reaching out and building community. Let us not judge, but seek to live in harmony with each other, following the words of your apostle Paul (Romans 12:16).  Help us to recognize our common humanity, preserve human dignity, and care for one another, recognizing that all we have is dependent on your grace.

In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen.

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