We have made an idol out of our rights and forgotten our privileges and responsibilities.
We have made an idol out of our sufficiency and forgotten our need of You
We have assumed we know all knowledge that matters and
forgotten that respect for You is the beginning of wisdom.
We have neglected widows, orphans, strangers, the homeless, refugees, prisoners, those in poverty, the unemployed and disabled and communities of color.
We have made whiteness “rightness” and congratulated ourselves on what we have done, not acknowledging it took Your help, Your strength and Your mercy to get this far.
(Your mercies are made new every morning – ours too quickly run out!)
We elected a “king” who mocked everyone else but felt he had never done wrong.
Oh God, now, perhaps, our path has changed.
We acknowledge that black lives matter.
We acknowledge that we belong to each other.
Some of us acknowledge that pro-life means pro everyone’s life.
We acknowledge that power is corrupted without humility
We acknowledge that America is not the only country with humans You love beyond measure.
God help us.
We are in need of Your mercy.
Help us to do justice, love mercy and learn to walk humbly, remembering we do not deserve Your mercy, but that we desperately need it anyway.
(Reading “A Sacred Sorrow” – an experience guide to reaching out to God in the lost language lament, by Michael Card. This book goes through the life of Job, David, Jeremiah, and Jesus.)