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Malcolm R. Sutherland: Speak to My Condition

In these hushed moments in Your presence, O God, speak to my condition.
I bring before You my hidden fears and secret hopes, my personal perplexities and social responsibilities.
There are decisions to be made and problems to be solved.
There are relationships to rebuild and broken friendships to be reestablished.
There are sorrows to relieve and new faith to find.
There are debts to be paid and transgressions to forgive.
There are new ventures to explore, new battles to wage, and new voyages to sail.
I seek the courage, the hope, the strength and the wisdom to live my life worthily in Your sight.

Malcolm R. Sutherland (1917-2003) was a Unitarian minister, educator, and peace activist. At Meadville Lombard Theological School, he was professor, dean, and president from 1960-1975. Sutherland was recognized for promoting dialogue between religion and science.

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