August 3, 2022

Prayer for the Human Family

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Psalm 119

I hate those who have a divided heart, *

 

but your law do I love.
You are my refuge and shield; *

 

my hope is in your word.
Away from me, you wicked! *

 

I will keep the commandments of my God.
Sustain me according to your promise, that I may live, *

 

and let me not be disappointed in my hope.
Hold me up, and I shall be safe, *

 

and my delight shall be ever in your statutes.
You spurn all who stray from your statutes; *

 

their deceitfulness is in vain.
In your sight all the wicked of the earth are but dross; *

 

therefore I love your decrees.
My flesh trembles with dread of you; *

 

I am afraid of your judgments.

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