Friday, October 17, 2003

Prayer for Forgiveness 

Forgive us of our hubris, Lord,
our cold-hearted lack of humility,
the high-handed way
we look at those around us
and secretly smile,
thinking how much better that they we are.

Forgive us of our selfishness,
our eyes that see how deep the need,
yet look unmoved,
who explain away our greed
by focusing on the unworthiness of the needer.

Forgive us our coldheartedness
When we are reminded of what you did
so that we could live
and yet sit there unmoved,
dried eyed,

Soften our hearts, O Lord,
that your spirit of love may transform the world!

Susan E. Stone, 2003

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