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I am begging you from my knees,

With sighs and groans that only you hear,

I scream, sob, rage.

There are children missing.

Children ripped from their parents.

Citizens stripped of voice.

People deafened from explosions.

Women and others forced to submit their bodies to government control.

Pride, like a lion, roars and doesn’t let peace rest in homes or streets.

I cannot stand for this.

I will not sit for it.

I want to take a knee, calling your attention to our need for jubilee,

Freedom,

Release,

Justice,

Healing.

May a way, Lord, make a way.

All we have comes from you, but not all that happens is of your will.

Make a way, Lord, make a way

For the jubilee we need, You know we need.

Make a way.

Amen.


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit.


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