Remembering Nelson Mandela

My South African friend John de Laar has written a beautiful liturgy of remembrance for Nelson Mandela, which you can find here. It is exquisite … for personal use, but especially for a group.

We thank you, God of Love and Justice,
that you are forever working within us and among us,
in our hearts and in our world,
to create wholeness and freedom,
compassion and connection,
equity and reconciliation;
And so we pray for your love and justice to fill our world,
as the waters cover the sea.
We pray for bold prophets to speak your truth
wherever our fears and certainties
drown out your wisdom;