Words affect all of us differently. As you read this prayer, read with generosity, and consider which images and words speak to you, and which make you bristle. Instead of agreeing or disagreeing in the “Comments” section, please use that space to expand upon an image or word from the prayer that resonated with you, or that you felt was missing, and write an expansive prayer of your own.
Heart-guide and Keeper of our Loves, watch over, we ask, the affections of our souls. Grant that we may love the right things the right way, and never know the hatred for any person that silences the love that you would show in and through us. Amen.
Mark Young, Covenant United Methodist Church, Springfield, PA