Prayer: Open Our Eyes

Here is a prayer of petition and invocation from the WSCF Europe website.

Prayer of Recognition

Outcast God,
born into poverty in an occupied land,
driven from your land as your family fled violence,
living alongside the marginalized and the oppressed.
dying between criminals to the jeers of the crowd,

Open our eyes,
that we who seek to follow you may recognize your face
in the faces of those who are enslaved.

Open our ears,
that we who seek to hear your word may recognize your love
in the stories which are often drowned out.

Open our hearts,
that we who seek your way of life may be bold in witnessing
to your longing for justice and peace.  Amen

~ from Laying Down Our Stones, a liturgy adapted from a 2010 Lenten study compiled by the World Council of Churches, the World YMCA, and WSCF.  Posted on the WSCF Europe website.