One: Compassionate God, your teacher Jesus taught us that we are all neighbours.
All: Thank you for showing us through his words and deeds that we are all worthy of love regardless of nationality, race, creed, or social status.
One: Help us to be like Jesus who invited everyone to his table of abundance.
All: We are grateful for the opportunity to see beyond the rules and regulations of societies, governments and religions to the law of the heart which is our common knowing.
One: The Good Samaritan reached out beyond his cultural and religious programming to abide by the law of his heart.
All: Creator God, we rejoice that you placed the same compassionate heart within us.
One: Unchanging One, we are thankful that you placed your peace and compassion at the center of our being.
All: Through Your inspiration we will see through the ancient and constantly reversing roles of victim and victimizer to recognize a sister or pother.
One: Eternal One, Your gift of love is available to everyone.
All: Following Your example, we will not exclude anyone from our love.
One: Jesus taught us, “judge not lest you be judged”
All: We place our trust in You to help us find that calm center where peace and love replace judgment of ourselves or others.
One: We are comforted to know that when we are at peace, peace is extended to our families, our communities and the world.
All: Let us be channels of Your peace and know that in every encounter and in every moment there is an opportunity to decide to extend peace through your grace.