Hello, friends. Today’s prayer may be short, but it is very heartfelt. It doesn’t apply only to Christians, either, but to everyone who believes they are justified in treating others judgementally, unkindly, or cruelly in the name of religion.
* They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me (John 16:2-3; NIV).
* God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).
Please forgive us
For all the ways
We misunderstand you,
And for all the terrible things
We do in your name,
Thinking ourselves righteous
When we couldn’t be more wrong;
For you are love,
And no cruel or unkind deed
Can ever be done in your name.