|Jesus heals the blind man|
Most merciful God, bend near, and place the balm of your spirit upon this turbulent world we have made. Let us hear again your call to live as children of light, justice, healing, and peace.
Lord, let us be children of light. When we stumble blindly in the storms of sin and destruction, let us be filled with and reflect the light of your love.
Let us be for laborers for justice. Let us seek to not live by the sword, but by the wisdom and grace of your Word.
Let us be for agents of healing. Let us seek reconciliation and repentance, not retribution, for one wound cannot be healed by another.
Lord, let us be for peace. Let us unclench the fists of our hearts, renouncing all that separate us from each other.
Lord, let our cry come to You from the depths as we pray in your mercy.