O Lord, forgive our favoritism

We want white tenants by  Arthur S. Siegel, via Wikimedia Commons

For our failure to realize that the whole world is a family,
that there cannot be Greek and Jew,
but Christ is all and in all:
   O Lord, forgive.

For our prejudice and self-consciousness of race or color or tongue:
   O Lord, forgive.

For our indifference and lack of concern for our fellows
living in poverty and unemployment
and for children who are undernourished, ill-clothed, illiterate, and ill:
   O Lord, forgive.

For our unwillingness to understand the needs and problems of other people,
the bitterness of the weak, and the groans of the oppressed:
   O Lord, forgive.

For our readiness to acquiesce in the ways of the majority,
to seek the path of least resistance,
and to prefer popularity to fairness:
   O Lord, forgive.

Mrs Rathie Selvaratnam, Ceylon and Australia


My dear brothers and sisters,
how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ
if you favor some people over others?

Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin.
You are guilty of breaking the law.

One thought on “O Lord, forgive our favoritism

  1. Thank you for this timely prayer. It needs to be circulated more widely and prayed by every faithful follower of Christ. It is a prayer to be prayed for times such as these. Scripture is clear that to treat others with favoritism, or prejudice, or lack of dignity or respect is a sin. Period.


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