"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters.....As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state." Ezekiel 16:53a,55a (NRSV)
"Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride?" Ezekiel 16:56a (NRSV)
Lord restore our fortunes.
Not as they were - driven and betrayed - slaves to the rhythm.
But without promiscuity, without drugs, without cruelty.....
Restore our fortunes.
As a blessed tribe of your children innocent and free.
Bind us firmly in your steadfast Love.
And shelter us from evil.
Wash away all doubt.
And lead us to the Crystal Fountain.
Where we drink of the Waters of Life.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission, All rights reserved.]
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