Jarena Lee, By Lithograph by P.S. Duval, from life by A. Huffy, via Wikimedia Commons
Master, I know you are no respecter of person.
May the partition walls that divide your sincere followers
be broken down by the spirit of love.
Though in a slave country, I know, Omnipresent one,
that you are with me.
He who fears God and works righteousness
shall be accepted by him,
not he who has a different skin,
not he who belongs to this denomination, or to that,
but he who fears God.
Jarena Lee, 1783-1864, African American female preacher
Say Amen! The African American Family’s Book of Prayers slightly modified
For he himself is our peace,
who has made the two groups one
and has destroyed the barrier,
the dividing wall of hostility