Giving and forgiving God, we pray for forgiveness of our tendency toward favoritism. Help us not to befriend only those who can benefit us, but to give openly to others as you give to us. Give us the courage to reach out to those with whom we may feel uncomfortable. Remind us that you sacrificed your Son for all humanity and continue to minister to all. Teach us to accept all with your grace and love as Christ has accepted us, and spare us from being judgmental and looking down on those with whom we disagree. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.