God of ages,
I ask your help for our nation, struggling once again with the wounds of racism. Help us to overcome our fears of differences leading to hate and violence. Help us to recognize that we are all human beings, created by you, valued by you, loved by you. Help us to remember that at the heart of your law is grace and love. Help us to love our neighbors as ourselves because we are all your children, no matter the color of our skin, the shape of our eyes, or the languages we speak. Amen.