A Prayer for the Indigenous People of America
“Do not move the ancient boundary, Or go into the fields of the fatherless; For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.” Proverbs 23:10-11
Dear Lord, We moved their ancient boundary and took their lands from them. We displaced them from their lands and took what was not ours. We did not seek to know them or learn and respect their ways. We did not obey the second commandment of Jesus which is to “love our neighbors as ourselves” and this exists into our culture today.
As we remember them and their people on this day, we ask for their forgiveness and Yours, our Lord God, as we turn our hearts to understanding and respecting Your word. Amen.