|Cairn, Osage Monastery Forest of Peace, Sand Springs, OK|
Lord Jesus, we thank you for watching over us through the night. Lord, we turn to you in a day of trouble.
Forgive us for abandoning the work you have called us to do: to love you, and to love each other. Awaken us to overcome our refusal to see your face in each other.
Help us to denounce the violence done in our name, O God of Peace. Strengthen us to work to heal the wounds in our society rather than inflict new ones. Bless and comfort all those who are hurting, who are mourning, who are afraid.
Holy One, we need You more than ever: shine the light of your countenance upon us, and upon those we now name.