As we seek to have open hearts, open minds and open doors,
Help us to move beyond opening the door to welcome only those who can climb the steps to enter.
Help us to move beyond opening our hearts to love only those who look like us.
And help us to move beyond opening our minds to accept only those who think like us.
Help us to create an environment, in our church and in our community,
Where all are welcome.In your name we pray.
Adapted from Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Binford, III