The Idol of Security

God of Peace,

There was a time when
we built idols of stone
that separated us from you.

Now, we are tempted
to build new idols,
walls that separate us
from those created
in your own image.

Forgive us, Lord,
for loving our own safety
more than we love the gospel,
and for sacrificing
the dream of true peace
on the altar of a
false sense of security.