Please Don’t Let Me Be Silent

Please God, never let me be a silent white person while my brown and black sisters and brothers are living in fear and experiencing injustice and violence.

Please God, never let me be a silent citizen while Dreamers are deported and refugees are rejected.

Please God, never let me be a silent Christian while my Muslim sisters and brothers are being discriminated against and not having their religious freedom respected.

Please God, never let me be a silent man while my sisters are being abused, harassed, and assaulted.

Please God, never let me be a silent cisgender straight man while my sisters and brothers who are LGBTQIA are not being given equal treatment, equal opportunity, or respect.

Please God, never let me be a silent person with health insurance while my sisters and brothers experience a life and death struggle for access to healthcare.

Please God, never let me be a silent person with shelter and food while so many of my sisters and brothers are hungry and homeless.

Please God, never let me be a silent human being while my nonhuman sisters and brothers are suffering, their habitats are being destroyed, and many are being killed to extinction.

Please God, never let me be silent while the whole creation groans in travail and cries out for renewal.

Please God, never let me be silent when the world needs me to speak out.

Please God, never let it be said of me that my friends remembered my silence when they needed my voice to cry out with them for justice.

Amen.

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