Friday, January 20, 2017

Prayer For Our Nation In Time of Transition

Blessed are the poor in Spirit: the marginalized, the sinner, the person who does not fit in,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn losses: of love, of freedom, of dignity, of home - the refugee,
of identity - the exile,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: the unseen, unappreciated worker, the physically, emotionally, spiritually abused, the one who is bullied,
for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: the one who teaches through deeds of compassion, the one who stands in solidarity with the marginalized, the peaceful protester,
for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful: the one who opens door, hearts, minds, the one who forgives, the person of hospitality,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart: the one who holds no grudges, the visionary, the one who welcomes the least one,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: those who strive to create a space for others to be at home, those with the vision to see from another perspective, those who accept forgiveness,
for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those persecuted for the sake of righteousness: those who remain faithful to love despite opposition, those who hold space for others to become themselves, those whose witness speaks truth to power,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

You are the salt of the earth.
You are the light of the world.

Amen.

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