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Lord, we are touched by the renaming of a major square on Senegal’s Goree Island to Freedom and Human Dignity Square. We pray that all who visit and hear of this place will be reminded of the dignity borne by each human being, and that they will work toward freedom for the oppressed. This renaming is, indeed, poignant on an island that once served as a waystation for the Transatlantic slave trade. May we not forget that people are still enslaved around our world today: some literally and some by systems of oppression. Show us what we can do to make a difference. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.