Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Prayer for Baltimore

At dawn as she began to rise
To a brand new, hope-filled day
She knew she was wounded, yet full of pride,
Wanting a brand new way.

"It's only part of her that's hurt,
Only that street, that corner, that place."
Yet Baltimore knows that all of her
Feels the wounds, the cutting injury to her fine face.

The world is watching, this is true.
The world waits to see if Baltimore's own
A right spirit will pursue.

Angels of Baltimore, O God,
Are there your will to obey
As the city starts each and every new morning
Help all like Mary and Daniel to trust you, I pray.  

Lead us, Lord. Lead us in your righteousness. 
Make your way plain before our face.

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