Each month the Church of the Larger Fellowship's Quest for Meaning chooses a different theme. The prayer I write for praying during the entire month follows that theme. This month, the theme is Justice.
Most Merciful and Most Compassionate teach us the ways of creating, caring for, and loving one another enough to live in merciful justice together. Let there be no strangers among us, not because we reject the stranger, but because every stranger is welcomed and made friend. When we injure one another, may our consciences awaken and may we quickly do all we can to make amends. When we turn away from each other and foster hate or fear or apathy, turn us back towards one another to meet again with reverence, with appreciation, with the courage for the hard work of forgiveness and, whenever possible, reconciliation. When we would hold back from caring, hold back from sharing and bearing one another up, open our hearts once more to living boldly in generosity and mercy. The way of merciful justice is wide, and yet we tend to stray. Most Merciful and Most Compassionate, draw us back onto the path of merciful justice in this and every day. Amen.