O Lord,
This is no time of peace.
So, forget calm.
Call us to rage.
Gather up our fury,
and ignite our passion.
Use this fire,
this anger,
this disgust,
in our community,
on our screens,
in our hearts-
to inspire some action.
Get us off our holy knees
and thrust us upon our outraged feet.
Make us mad.
And use our mad.
To stand and demand real change.
To fight for the justice which You call good.
Take these emotions from the pit of my heart
and the surface of my skin
and pump them into my hands, my voice, my mind, and my work.
Use my rage
to stand against evil,
to dismantle broken and corrupt systems,
to name the ugliness,
to claim Your truth,
to witness to Your way,
and to love Your people,
deeply,
intensely,
and thoroughly,
with passion
and rage.
Today. And tomorrow.
And until we really join you
and do the work
to make things right.
Amen.

 

 

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The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO and blogs hardly ever at all these days at http://www.somewhatreverend.wordpress.com
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