March 23, 2017

In light of the tragedy that has taken place today in London….

God of us all,
Be with us,
All of us.
We pray for those whose world has been shattered today –
Bring comfort to all who struggle to understand,
healing to those injured,
and your holy presence to those who have lost loved ones.
Help all of us draw closer to one another –
To care for each person’s needs,
To show support in this time of loss,
And to increase unity instead of division.
Let us not respond with hatred.
We seek peace rather than retribution.
We pray for those individuals who have experienced such broken thoughts, painful experiences, or twisted teachings that would lead them to believe that violence is their only option to change the world.
Give us courage so that we will not cower in terror nor grow silent in the face of injustice.
We pray that we would be your hands, feet, and voice in the world.
Let us share your love in all that we do.
Amen.