|Bishop Wayne Smith at the march for peace in Ferguson, August 14, 2014.|
Prayer for mutual understanding and unity
O God, you led your people out of slavery in Egypt: lead us out of slavery to hatred and suspicion of our brothers and sisters. You guarded your people through plagues and trials: guard us against the plagues of fear, worry, anger, and doubt. You watched over your people as the Angel of Death passed over them: help us to pass over our divisions, to unity in worshiping and serving You, Almighty One. Dry the bitter tears and grant that peace that passes all understanding to these beloved children of God for whom we pray.