Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I read this prayer last night and thought it was a perfect followup to the first Sunday of Lent.

We pray that someday an arrow will be broken,
not in something or in someone,
but by each of humankind,
to indicate peace, not violence.
Someday, oneness with creation,
rather than domination over creation,
will be the goal to be respected.
Someday fearlessness to love and make a difference
will be experienced by all people.
Then the eagle will carry our prayer for peace and love,
and the people of the red, white, yellow, brown,
and black communities
can sit in the same circle together to communicate in love
and experience the presence of the Great Mystery in their midst.
Someday can be today for you and me.

A prayer of the Chippewa
From Book of Common Worship, Presbyterian Church, USA

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