a reflective prayer based on Romans 14
God our Father,
We thank You for the way
You accept us
even when we are weak and imperfect.
May we be more like You, O God.
And God we confess our wrongdoing–
in passing judgement on the weak
in withholding acceptance
in looking down on those who differ
in condemning our brothers and sisters
in causing others to stumble
in confusing the nature of the kingdom
in neglecting peace as a priority
in failing to bear with one another.
Change our hearts and lives
that we may be more like You.
May the strong and the weak be one.
In Jesus’ name,