Prayer for Patience and Justice

Spirit of Patience, God of Many Names,

Walk with us in the unfolding of our lives,

Remind us that with every trial we face,

There rests a seed of potential,

A way yet found,

A chance to love,

And the possibility of a world made more whole from our care.

As the holidays are further from us,

And we return to the pacings of the everyday,

May we not fall for the illusion of the status quo,

May we carry with us the hope and the joy,

Birthed in our festivals and our holy days;

So that in our returning to our classes,

And our offices,

And our duties,

Not only may we find solace,

But help us to bring that sense of peace,

That sense of wonder,

Into the lives of those we meet,

Throughout every week of the year.

 

As we come upon our national holiday,

Honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

May this spirit of patience,

Serve to remind us that change is possible,

That justice can be found,

That all may someday be treated equally.

Let us not stall before set-backs or disappointments.

Knowing that there is much work to be done,

And we are the ones to be doing it.

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  1. #1 by Lee Marie Sanchez on January 14, 2013 - 12:28 am

    I am so using this wonderful prayer during our worship service next week, Jan 20th, which will be followed by our reading of the “Laramie Project, Ten Years Later,” We are offering this Reader’s Theatre at our church on 2 Sundays right after church. We have been collaborating with a local high school which is putting on the production of the original over 6 nights. The prayer will be perfect as we hope to have many students and their families at church, UU and non-UU. Thanks.

    • #2 by revjudegeiger on January 16, 2013 - 9:55 am

      I’m so glad to hear that it will be of help! Thanks for letting me know!

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