A Prayer for Religious Reformation

Universe in one shot

Dear God,

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

Around us,

Within us

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 vaginally mutilate a woman,

To summarily execute a person for “dishonoring” them,

To force women to hide behind layers of cloth and head coverings,

To force a woman to submit to intercourse against her will and birth dozens of babies,

To execute a human being because that person converted to another faith,

To capture human beings, rape and enslave them,

Or to wage battle against one another.

Please, God, help us put religion back where it belongs:

Into our hearts,

Our souls,

Our families,

Our homes,

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

Our schools,

Theatres,

Nightclubs,

And businesses.

Help us stop using it as an excuse to

Abuse,

Misuse,

Hate,

And murder one another.

Help us recognize that we all are brethren,

To affirm that You are our bond.

That You link us to one another,

Regardless of our religion.

Help us stop using religion to hate and to destroy.

And Instead,

Help us return to the only thing that matters:

Loving one another for Your sake,

As well as for our own and for the survival of Planet Earth.

Amen.

Chaplain Tamar

7.24.16

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About Gelbart-Jaffe Coaching

Hospice Chaplain and Life Coach Associate Clinical Chaplaincy Certification February 2015. Proficient Life Coach Certification December 2010.
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