Spirit of indomitable hope and abiding peace,
Not long ago, a multi-racial daughter of immigrants became a U.S. major political party’s vice presidential candidate. Let us put political ideologies aside for a moment to rejoice in this affirmation of sacred diversity.
Of course, this historic moment does not heal the many wounds of the world. The hungry still need food. The housing insecure still need safe and comfortable homes. Children need to be protected. The desire for peace must out last the cries for war.
This moment of promise will not, by itself, remove racism from our hearts, or misogyny from our midst, or xenophobia from our communities.
This moment of sweet optimism will not, by itself, lift up same-gender loving people, nor will it cause the world to rejoice at the beautiful miracle of gender non-binary, gender fluid, gender Queer, and *Transgender people.
This moment, while powerful, is only a moment. Let us celebrate it, and then work to create more life-giving, soul enriching, love affirming, spiritually liberating moments.
Let the days of virulence and violence give way to days of hope and healing, joy and justice.
These prayers we offer in the name of and for the sake of divine goodness.
PRAYER SUBMITTED BY
REV. DR. DURRELL WATKINS
Senior Minister, Sunshine Cathedral
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA