Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Prayer for Tuesday, July 26, 2016


O God,

There’s too much killing.

Too many people believe that the best way to make their point or to express their feelings is to harm and kill other people. Too many people are willing to use a gun, a bomb, a knife, a truck, or some other weapon to inflict pain and grief on others.

Lead us to repent of violence. Lead us to repent of our attitudes and motives that accept and even fuel violence. Help us not to nurture thoughts of anger and desires for vengeance.

Help us as a community, be it local, national, or universal, address the societal problems that prompt people to believe that killing will help them or their cause. Help us address mental illness, prejudice, oppression, inequality, ignorance, and other situations that lie behind the violence and killing that are far too commonplace.

Help us as followers of the Prince of Peace to do all we can to promote, advocate for, and live in peace.


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