Who has created every person
In the divine image,
Open our eyes to see and sense Your presence
In our fellow human beings.
Preserve in us memory of slavery in Egypt
From stories that we still study and read and consider
Central to who we are
So that we will, in our own time,
Follow the example of Moses
Who challenged an autocratic ruler who believed himself to be a god
Whose realization that his people should no longer be slaves
Led him to see You in a bush that burned but was not consumed
And guided him on a mission of winning a struggle for freedom.
Help us to advocate for a freedom
That balances between necessary standards
And acknowledging and valuing the humanity of every person
May the circle of acceptance that we draw in our minds and hearts
Be large and affirming
Inclusive and thoughtful
Supportive and hopeful
With our hands outstretched
In generosity and love.
Give us the strength and wisdom
To make this approach to community