we know things are not right in the world. Children sleep with hunger pangs, families struggle to stay together in times of war and strife, droughts leave once lush fields cracked and dry. We know these things to be true, but they seem so far and remote. They seem beyond our reach. They seem too big for us to solve. So we do not seek justice for the widow or the orphan. We do not respond mercifully. As we gather to worship you this day, we realize that we cannot walk humbly without you. We cannot act justly or seek mercy without your grace. Help us, Lord, to move with mercy and speak with a voice that seeks justice.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
By Michelle Scott, from UMCOR's "2010 One Great Hour of Sharing Worship Resources."
One Great Hour of Sharing is March 14.