God of the ages, our hearts weigh heavy as we hear and see the unrest and the unthinkable acts that are evident in today’s world. We, as a nation, know that greed, self-centeredness, hate and turning away from you is propelling us into a situation of separation from all that we have so carefully protected for many years. We need your steadfast guidance in matters that divide us from one another. We are your creation, and you have called us your own. We do love our fellow man as you have taught us. Help us today to reach out in that love and give a hand to one another, not push them away. God be with us all, I pray, Amen.
-- Sheila Bennett
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