Help us to begin a global religious reformation
That preserves our love of You
And reforms all of our religions
Such that we use religion the way You intended,
As our lifeline to You;
For we have lost our way,
In spite of our knowing that You are
And are our very essence and reason for existence.
We have misappropriated our link to you
In the form of dozens of warring religions
In spite of our knowing that
There are most likely none of our religions in the universe You’ve placed alongside ours.
Help us to understand that our religions
Have no right to tell a man that he is superior to a woman,
To summarily execute a person for “dishonoring” them,
To execute a human being because that person converted to another faith,
To capture human beings, rape and enslave them,
Please, God, help us put religion back where it belongs:
Into our hearts,
Into our churches, synagogues, mosques and temples.
Help us stop it from spilling out onto the streets of our cities,
Into our halls of justice
Help us stop using it as an excuse to
That You link us to one another,
Help us stop using religion to hate and to destroy.
Loving one another for Your sake,