A Prayer for Unity among People

four friends arm in arm standing in sunlight out in nature
Let us take a moment to root our hearts 
our minds, our bodies
in quiet and unity.
For we rush all week long …
We hurry, we busy, 
We work, we work …
And we hold our breath …
Will everything get done …?
It will not.
So leave the toil behind
Breathe out the week …
And breathe in Shabbat
Tonight – we are here
With the greatest work of Divine Creation – 
Each other.
Human to human.
Hand to hand.
Heart to heart.
The unity of our beloved humanity.
So in this quiet, 
Let us find our breath
And listen for the oneness
Listen for the uniting of human to human
Listen for the pumping of heart to heart
Listen for the caring of story to story
Listen for the seeing beyond skin and stature
Listen for the birthing of new worlds, new ways.
This is the unity of our beloved humanity. 
We are all neighbors united across the generations, 
Siblings united across land and sea …
Children united across earth and sky …
And we have been given the most precious task:
To unite as one with love.
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