Friday, August 15, 2014

My Jesus Prayer, Tonight

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us, all sinners.

It's nights like these when I sit and tears come to my eyes as I am struck with the destruction we are doing to your world.
Genetically modifying your creation.
Ill treating your animals and humans.
Killing one another in Iraq and Ukraine and everywhere else.
Struggling over boarders.
Struggling over equality based on the color of our skin and any other difference.
Many other things I'm not remembering.

Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Forgive us for our destruction of the planet you have given of us.
Of forgetting to love the people you have placed on the planet.
Of forgetting that people are your creations regardless of the color of their skin, their sexual leanings, or the religion they adhere to.
Of forgetting that we are no better than others because of what country we live in, our economic status in life, or our political leanings.

Forgive us for killing off other religions.
Forgive us for judging others.
Forgive us for not listening to each other.
Forgive us for our violence against our neighbor.
Forgive us for not welcoming our neighbor.
Forgive us for not feeding the hungry, not offering shelter to the poor.

Forgive us for not forgiving.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us...

ALL sinners.

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