When you hear the word Muslim or Islam, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is Islam a religion of peace or one of violence? Do the acts of the extremists groups represent the majority of all Muslims or a very small minority? Come join us this week as we seek to better understand our Muslim neighbors in an attempt to move from a place of ignorance and fear to a place of love and compassion and in doing so bring healing and peace to our world.
Come, Lord, Jesus. We welcome you to be our unseen guest.
Come down, come in, and dwell among us this day.
Open our eyes that we may value and appreciate all people,
recognizing what we have in common rather than focusing on our differences.
Help us to see the difference between what is important and what is not.
Open our minds and hearts that we may always be people of good
will who bring friendship and hospitality and joy to others.
Come Lord Jesus, come down, come in, and dwell among us this