Friday, June 21, 2013

A Prayer for Friday, June 21, 2013

Choices, Part 15

O God,

Help us today to choose justice over injustice.

And it won’t be easy.

After all, we see justice and injustice like we see everything—from our particular perspective. We tend to think about matters of fairness and rightness in terms of what is fair and right for us and for our kind.

So help us to develop an expanded perspective and worldview that tries to see and to understand what life is like for “them,” for the others who experience justice and injustice in ways that are different—and maybe far different—from the ways that we experience them.

And then, insofar as is it is up to us, help us to do justice in our dealings with people.

Lead us also to do what we can to move toward the biblical ideal of justice for all—but especially for those who are least likely to experience it.


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