One Race

Father, your Word tells us that every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth have all been made of one blood. Regardless of the color of our skin or where we live, we are all of one race–the human race. Forgive us—me–for magnifying the flesh for the flesh profits nothing.

Transform us to be like you, a people who look at the heart and see every person as you see them. Each one of us is made in your image.

This is astonishing and reason for great joy and wonder. Help us to value every human life as you do, and to put behind us our focus on the flesh–and the strife produced by it. Teach us to celebrate our similarities–the important matters of heart and mind and soul and spirit; of common human experiences, the wonder of being filled with your Spirit and the indescribable joy of experiencing and praising you!

Give us your eyes to see people as you see them and enable me, by the power of Your Spirit, to love them as You love them . . . and as You love me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

(Acts 17:26; John 6:6; 1 Sam. 16:7; Gen. 1:26)

–Cynthia Scott is involved in prayer ministry and local ministry initiatives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She also served as national prayer coordinator for Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour and continues to work with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

This prayer is from Make Us One: A 31-Day Prayer Journey Toward Racial Healing (PrayerShop Publishing). This prayer guide will be available in early October. Pre-orders begin in September.