27 May 2022

Prayers in times of violence

 

A prayer in times of violence
God of all humanity,
in times of violence
we see how inhuman we can be.
We pray for those who, today, are weighed down by grief.
We pray for those who, yesterday, were weighed down by grief.
And the day before,
and all the days before the day before.
We pray, too, for those who help us turn towards justice and peace.
Turn us all towards justice and peace
because we need it.
Amen.

"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:17-18

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God of peace, we remember the children and our siblings killed today in Texas. Following those killed in Buffalo and so many other tragedies.


Please let us stop, just stop, adding names to the prayer list. Lord, have mercy. When will our hearts of stone turn into hearts of flesh?

 


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