Holy God, Creator and Lover of all peoples, grant us through the power of your embracing Spirit to recognize and accept our place in the human family and in the vast expanding universe.

Give us hearts of flesh to understand ourselves as sisters and brothers of all humanity, of all other Earthly creatures, and of fire, water, sun, moon and stars – worlds beyond worlds which You continue to bring into being.

Help us, Holy Mystery, to achieve the humility necessary to acknowledge our sins against your sons and daughters who are not like us religiously or culturally and those who differ from us because of nationality, sexual orientation, economic status, or political convictions.

Source of all Being, Eternal Word, Giver of Life, take away from us all sense of exceptionalism and entitlement which so alienate us from your people and your creation.

We make our prayer in Jesus’ name and in the power of his Holy Spirit.    Amen.

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