Written by Daniel Hazard
$18 billion in debt has Detroit searching for solutions and retired city employees feeling frightened and betrayed.
God of resurrection, bring unexpected and vibrant new life to Detroit. Enter into the complexities of this situation and make clear a path out, out from the loss of jobs, the loss in property values and taxes, and the risky investments. Make all things new again.
Inspire everyone in power to follow your path. Let your compassion, love, and wisdom rule. Be with the people of Detroit and every city facing similar problems. Be with the people who worked for their city and are now depending on promises that are in danger of being cut. Be with city officials trying to chart new paths after decades of increasing problems. Loving God, let your presence be with all who need you in this moment. Bring your hope to our world. Amen.