A prayer response to the book of Hosea

The lectionary readings for tomorrow include Hosea 1:2-10. Tomorrow, I’ll speak about it. So today, I’ll just share a short prayer written by Salim J Munayer, a Palestinian Christian, as a response to the book of Hosea.

A prayer response to the book of Hosea

Lord, may justice flow like a river
Reaching barren lands and sun scorched deserts

Where people feel forgotten and hopeless
Let your water of life
Comfort them

Where children lie abandoned or abused
Let your water of life
Protect them

Where communities suffer at the hands of prejudice
Let your water of life
Shield them

Lord, we ask for a mighty downpour from Heaven
May your sons and daughters hear your voice
May we live as you lead us to live
Go as you bid us to go
Serve as you inspire us to serve

Give as you teach us to give
Until the earth is covered with the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea

Amen

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