This week the family of George Floyd lays him to rest, and the country grieves with them. We pray for comfort for the family, and for all those families broken by police violence.
Millions of protesters around the world have shown up in person and online to share their outrage and their demand for change. We pray for them too. May they be safe. May they inspire each of us to do our own part to work for change.
We hold in our hearts this morning all our black and brown siblings. We honor their pain. May their voices be heard loud and clear.
We pray for the institutions bound up in these unjust practices and biases that they may be transformed.
We pray that white people will come to understand our role in moving this change forward. Help us to listen deeply and with humility.
May we all have the courage to do what needs to be done, and faith that a more just world is possible.