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A prayer for those arrested in protest

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Jul 30, 2010

Here is a prayer we received from Rev. Leela Sinha in coastal Maine. Thank you for standing on the side of love in solidarity.

May you be whole and well tonight;
may your presence move hearts, open doors, break chains, and sound a call for freedom,
the golden torch that calls us to integrity as a people united,
integrity as a nation,
values brought to life by laws
that give everyone a chance
no matter who we are
no matter what language we speak,
no matter what stress or circumstance cast us upon these shores,
we shall judge and be judged “on the content of our character
and not on the color of our skin.”
May your courage inspire courage,
may your pride inspire pride.
May your bodies be your voices
and may your voices stand for all of us,
that we may strive to be the country
that we claim to be.

May you call us to our highest ideals.
May we all, every one, hear you
in that place where the still, small voice
echoes from mountaintop
to desert
to ocean
and it cannot be denied.

May we not close our ears,
nor deny what we hear.
Amen.

2 Responses to “A prayer for those arrested in protest”

  1. Lisa Ashley says:

    Thank you for this prayer. I will use it in my daily prayer practice as I hold up the people who are participating in this protest and vigil. I work as a chaplain with incarcerated youth, most of whom are youth of color. I know some of the stories and struggles that come from the problems of immigration and discrimination in these United States.
    I am hopeful that our Unity and Love will help change the world. Thank you for all that you are doing in Arizona and in other places as we Stand (together) On the Side of Love.
    Lisa Ashley, UU ministerial aspirant

  2. Sandy Costa says:

    Amen, hallelujah and blessed be!

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