Prayer for Liverpool
Last Sunday many of us enjoyed the annual Pentecost ‘walk’ between the two Cathedrals: two Cathedrals joined by a street named hope. The virtual service took us back to the origins of the walk and the visit of Pope John Paul II. It was a momentous occasion for the two Cathedrals, for the city and for the region. When you think of the history of this city and its sectarian divides, the walk of John Paul II, along Hope Street to Liverpool Cathedral, was a hope and a vision fulfilled for many people who had lived through the divides of religion and race in this city.
As the events of the past week in America have proved, we cannot be complacent. We must continue to work together against injustice and racism in particular. The death of George Floyd in America has brought to the surface issues around racism. This issue is not just an American problem, but it is our problem too. It is for America and for us a matter of justice, of human dignity and respect.
We are called by God to love our neighbour as ourselves. We are called to value every human being regardless of race, colour or creed. We are called to live together and to live in harmony. I hope and pray that peace may be found, that the voices of all those who feel disenfranchised because of the colour of their skin may be heard. Above all I pray for a world where we respect God’s creation and the people God has made.
Loving God, you invite us to see your divine image and likeness in our neighbour. Help us to see all your creation, made in your image equal and free form racism and any form of injustice. Help us to challenge and uproot all form of racism in our world, in our society and in ourselves. Amen.
Dean Sue and Canon Tony
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Prayer for Liverpool
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