Faith Voices: A Prayer For the World – Rev. Dr. Anne Rice-Jones

“A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD”

By Rabbi Harold S. Kushner


Let the rain come and wash away 

the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds

held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory

of the hurt, the neglect.

Then let the sun come out and

fill the sky with rainbows.

Let the warmth of the sun heal us

wherever we are broken.

Let it burn away the fog so that

we can see each other clearly.

So that we can see beyond labels,

beyond accents, gender or skin color.

Let the warmth and brightness 

of the sun melt our selfishness. 

So that we can share the joys and 

feel the sorrows of our neighbors. 

And let the light of the sun 

be so strong that we will see all 

people as our neighbors. 

Let the earth, nourished by rain, 

bring forth flowers 

to surround us with beauty. 

And let the mountains teach our hearts 

to reach upward to heaven. 

Amen.

Shared by Rev. Dr. Anne Rice-Jones,
Metro Denver Faith Leaders Caucus

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