A prayer for Human Relations Sunday:
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us.
As we gather today in this place, allow your Spirit to fill our very being.
As we worship today, we remember our brothers and sisters who are worshiping elsewhere throughout the world.
Inspire each of us to work more faithfully for justice and dignity of life everywhere.
Raise our vision above the barriers of color, culture, and creed that separate us.
Give us wisdom as we deal with one another.
Help us to recognize and to respect different ways, rather than to judge.
In the Spirit of Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve, we now must walk in the world.
We mus reach out our handls with help and open our hearts in love.
Awake in us the desire to seek your way of serving you in the world.
(Nancy R. McMaster)