“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.” Jeremiah 18:6b
Lord, take our broken nation, the broken pieces of our union, in your hands and remold us. As the potter works the clay, take our country’s brokenness and make something beautiful. Change our tendency to view others as either with us or against us, and our tendency to think in terms of us and them. Forgive us for saying things that perpetuate harm, and for being silent when we should speak up. Give us hearts that break for others, including those with whom we disagree. Remove the impurities from us and form us into a more perfect union that reflects your truth and justice and love. All for your glory! Amen.
By Ed Fenstermacher