God's Politics

We cannot merely pray to You, O God to end war:
For we know You made the world in a way
That we must find our own path of peace
Within ourselves and with our neighbor.

We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to root out prejudice:
For you have already given us eyes
With which to see the good in all people
If we would only use them rightly.

– Rabbi Jack Riemer
excerpt from a prayer entitled “Social Action” found in “Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers.”

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