Oh, Dear God, help us regain unity. Our nation is reduced to labels and blame-placing, division and ranker. Lift our eyes to Jesus, Father. Bridge the chasms between us. Draw us together as your children. Grant us peace and unity among our brothers and sisters. Erase the labels that divide us and replace them with ‘beloved.’ I ask in the precious name of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7 ESV)