Rick Warren asks forgiveness for failing to treat everyone with respect — well, sort of

Posted on 20 Jan 2009 at 4:37pm

The Advocate has posted the text of the Rev. Rick Warren’s invocation. Here’s the paragraph that stands out:

“Help us, O God, to remember that we are Americans, united not by race, or religion, or blood, but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all. When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us. When we presume that our greatness and our prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. When we fail to treat our fellow human beings and all the earth with the respect that they deserve, forgive us. And as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes, even when we differ.”

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