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A Prayer for America on May 30, 2020

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May 31, 2020

May Our Tears Remind us of Our Collective Humanity;
May Our Call for Justice be Reflected through Our Actions
May We Pray not only Through our Feet
but Through Our Hearts;
May We See Ourselves Reflected
in the Eyes of The Other;
May We Recognize that
We are All Children Held by a Numinous Presence:
One that is known through cycles –
of death and birth,
destruction and renewal,
transgression and forgiveness –
and May America Rebuild Upon a New Covenant:
One cultivated in the soils of Freedom and Justice
That take root and rise, Blowing in Winds of Love.

George Floyd:
You did not die in vain.
The 100,000:
You are not forgotten.
Our First Responders:
Godspeed.
Our Children:
Forgive us.

With Love, Blessings of Safety, and Prayers for Justice for All,
Rabbi Lori and Open Temple

Rabbi Lori Shapiro is the founder and artistic director of The Open Temple in Venice. 

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