Thursday, July 7, 2016
Prayer 1262- for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
Almighty God, in silence our souls wait before You. Forgive us our violence, fed by our fear, distrust, and hatred and for all the ways we seek to hurt each other. Forgive us for celebrating violence as a way of life rather than a way of death. You, Lord, called us to life, light, love, and compassion: awaken us to the call of your gospel to turn our hearts to peace. Give justice to the oppressed, and bring the oppressor to repentance. Guide us, O Jesus, and heal the wounds of our hearts, comforting the cries of those who mourn. Send your Spirit upon all who watch, wait, or weep this day, to comfort those who cry is to you.