The blessing of diversity (Genesis 9:16)

Truly seeing the beauty and gift of each person is profoundly spiritual. May our faith increase to have clear sight.


Gracious and merciful God, Creator and Author of Life:

you see people as persons,

beautiful in their diversity

whether it be cultural, age, gender,

sexuality, nationality, race, creed, or other.

We pray that these realities may be lifted up

and made holy

that they will become channels of blessings

peace and understanding.

A positive spirit to respect others for who they are

and to be forbearing towards others

and their self-expressions

will bring us closer to the dawning

of the new covenant symbolized by God’s

setting a rainbow in the heavens after the flood.

We pray this in the name of Jesus the Christ.


Contributed by Paul Louie

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