God of infinite compassion,
we live in times of turmoil.
Out of fear we seek to target and to blame the innocent.
Out of our ignorance we tolerate racist systems that oppress
our brothers and sisters.
God of justice,
help us to resist all forms of racial profiling.
Confront our prejudices.
Expand our understanding.
Strengthen our resistance.
Help us to resist the urge to protect ourselves
at the expense of others.
Remind us that all people are ultimately yours.
This we pray, in the name of the Christ. Amen.
[Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, from Race and Prayer: Collected Voices Many Dreams edited by Malcolm Boyd and Chester L. Talton (Morehouse Publishing, 2003), 17.]