Prayer for Understanding

From Christopher Prayer Book

Father, you have made all of us.
Red, yellow, brown, white and black,
tall and short, fat and thin,
rich and poor, young and old,
all your children.
Teach us to cooperate rather than to compete,
to respect rather than to revile,
to forgive rather than to condemn.
Jesus turned from no one.
May we learn, like Him, to be open
to share of the Divine
that you have implanted in each of your daughters and sons. May we be a bond of love
that will really make a reality
the sisterhood and brotherhood in which we profess to believe.