#mydailyprayer For Courage to do Justice

from UMH #456

O Lord,

Open my eyes that I may see the needs of others

Open my ears that I may hear their cries

Open my heart so that they need not be without succor

Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong

Nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich

Show me where love and faith and hope are needed

And use me to bring them to those places

And so open my eyes and my ears

That I may this coming day [and every day] be able to do some work of peace for thee

AMEN

Alan Paton, South Africa, 20th century

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