Prayer for this week …

With gratitude to Reinhold Niebuhr for the prayer that shapes my community of recovery and recognition that I am so often critical of those in power in the United States. 

God, I give thanks that the Supreme Court
has the serenity
to accept and affirm the love of all people,
I give thanks that the Senate
has the courage
to encourage the courage of those
who seek a path to citizenship,
and I give thanks for the wisdom
of those in power
to celebrate our differences. Amen.

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2 Responses to Prayer for this week …

  1. revelinor says:

    Thank you, Maren, for the reminder of one of my favorite teachers at Union and his beautiful prayer. You have probably read his daughter’s book about the writing of Niebuhr’s prayer at Heath, but others who read your writings may not have. Elizabeth (Niebuhr) Sifton is the writer of “The Serenity Prayer” (Norton 2003) and it is well worth reading. Best to you – I love your writings! Elinor Yeo

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