Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Prayer for Wednesday, July 13, 2016


O God,

On the one hand, it’s hard to love everybody.
It’s overwhelming, since we can’t get to them all.

On the other hand, it’s easy to love everybody.
As long as we keep it general, we can’t do anything about it.

So help us to love people one person at a time.

Help us love people by loving the person who is front of us at the moment.

Help us love the person in front of us

by listening to them closely,
by taking their experiences seriously,
by thinking about their perspectives deeply,
by conversing with them honestly,
by sharing our lives with them vulnerably, and
by giving ourselves to them generously.

We can’t love seven billion people.

But we can love one.

Help us do it well …


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