• Debbie Salter Goodwin

A Prayer for Unsettled Times

In light of the riots of June, 2020, I offer this prayer . . .



Our Father,


You see Your world,

In crazy chaos and implosion.

We are carnivorous, eating our own

and destroying ourselves in the process.


Forgive us

for we don't know what we are doing!

A cry for justice

should never bring more injustice!


My easy solution and desperate prayer is that you

change them,

stop them,

fix them.


But no them mentality ever brought peace and reconciliation.


I need Your perspective


So let me sit in your lap and sense your grief and compasion

So that I will enter my world with restored resolve

Understanding that I am one of them

Needing your forgiveness and direction.


Father of us all,

Hear our prayer for personal transformation.


Amen.