A Prayer For Overcoming Indifference

I watch the news, GOD. I observe it all from a comfortable distance. I see people suffering, and I don't lift a finger to help them. I condemn injustice but I do nothing to fight against it. I am pained by the faces of starving child, but I am not moved enough to try to save them. I step over homeless people in the street, I walk past out-stretched hands, I avert my eyes, I close my eyes.

Forgive me, GOD, for remaining aloof while others are in need of my assistance.

Wake me up, GOD; ignite my passion, fill me with outrage. Remind me that I am responsible enough for Your world. Don't allow me to stand idly by. Inspire me to act. teach me to believe that I can repair some corner of this world.

When I despair, fill me with hope. When I doubt my strength, fill me with faith. When I am weary, renew my spirit. When I lose direction, show me the way back to meaning, back to compassion. back to You. Amen.

Naomi Levy

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