Loving Savior, Lord:  Life isn’t always easy; life is sometimes unkind.  You know this above all.  It must grieve you to see us working against each other, not loving, not seeing each other as we struggle through life’s trials.  But, Lord, You see us, and You love us—so much that you gave your only Son that we might live through Him.  We want to be worthy.  Help us learn to love as You have loved.  Help us see each other as your children, equally favored in Your sight. Help us lovingly serve people of all colors and all races with dignity and compassion for the glorious diversity of Your creation. 
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we be one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world. May the blood and body of Jesus Christ nourish our lives, so we may be free for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
by Dr. Betty Hart