Welcome To Bishop E.Q. Jennings School
A Prayer for Inclusivity
Good and gracious God,
as we sit here in your house,
a place well all are welcome,
that our lives are not as welcoming as we should be.
that we do wish to love everyone
and we do try to love everyone
but it's just a whole lot easier
to love some people
compared to others.
that the people that tend to be
easier to love
also tend to be people
who look a whole lot like us.
All giving, all inclusive, all loving God,
open our hearts
that we may see all people
as reflection of You their Creator.
In that help us see that all people
look a whole lot like us.
Open us up to that kind of inclusivity.
Teach us to love with hearts wide open.
Inspire us to live lives that include everyone...
Grow us to be a people who exclude
no one for no reason.
Not for the color of their skin,
their sex or sexual orientation,
the money in their bank account,
the job they hold,
the religion they follow,
or the country in which they were born.
Teach us to always model your all inclusive love,
that is so wide open that it forgive us,
even when we don't include others.