God, so much is wrong, and yet in our midst here you are. The way is clear – love one another. But we forget, we stray, we allow systems to remain that continue to destroy hope. The bittersweet truth is that we have failed to be your obedient people. We complain, we blame, we do nothing. We allow loud voices to silence justice.
God, we disappoint you, and yet you remain faithful. You wait. Awaken us to newness of purpose. Revive us in the light of your love so that this new dawn will not fade away. Amen.
by Marilyn Culler