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Take Our Stony Hearts

Take our stony hearts, O God

    and give us hearts of flesh.


Take our hardened rock-white hearts

    pull them from our chest, 

        from the center of our being

    give us the grace to embrace the discomfort

        of letting go of old ways of knowing 

            and believing 

            and being in the world.


Give us fleshy hearts, rich with color

    give us the grace to nurture these hearts living in us, 

        in the center of our being

            beating loudly to the rhythm

    black lives

    matter. 


Take our stony hearts, O God

    and give us hearts of flesh.

 

--Kelly Adamson, Associate Director, University of Dayton Campus Ministry

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