Prayer: “Resisting Racism – Celebrating Oneness”


By Roma De Robertis, SCIC, St John, NB


Praise to You, God of the Universe!

Generously, You created all people in your image and likeness.


Together with many other species,

we delight to express your beauty and wisdom.


Graciously, your Spirit energizes all of us to enjoy life in You,

living together in harmony,

while uniquely contributing to the common good.


Forgive our bigotry, narrowness and violence.

Help us hear voices raised in pained protest –

with hope of transformation.


Awaken us to see You in peoples of all races and cultures,

and to honour rich diversity enlivening the church,

and our entire Earth community.


We pray in the name of Jesus, who is One with all creation.