Monday, June 12, 2006

Psalm 78---A Prayer for our Nation

Here is a story, to tell our children—
   a cautionary tale to help them understand—

We have been blessed, our nation,
  by abundant resources
   by wise leaders
   by resourceful people.

We have also been greedy and selfish—
  taking land that did not belong to us,
   enslaving the African
  making war on nations which displeased us.

We have accomplished much
  been a light to the nations
We have used our strength for good.

We have been decedent
Worshiped ourselves
Forgotten the people.

Grant a healing of our hearts, o God
help us to choose life, to do good, to
use our power well in the world.

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