Monday, June 12, 2017

Prayer 1599: On the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting

Today we remember especially those murdered in the terror attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL,
June 12, 2016, may they rest in peace and rise in glory,
and may all who were wounded in body or spirit find healing and comfort.

Most Merciful God, we bow before You,
opening our hearts to your guidance and correction.
You have called all creation to yourself, O Creator,
and delight in every living being:
hear our prayer.

Forgive us our sins,
our apathy in the face of hatred,
our inability to look beyond our personal concerns
to see the cares of others.
May we hear your call to mend our relationships,
and amend our lives by the power of the Spirit of Love.
May we stand with all
who are marginalized by enmity
as we seek to walk in Jesus's footsteps.

Lord, rest your peace upon all who suffer
and upon those who mourn due to violence and hatred.
Accept these prayers we offer, O Redeemer,
and grant your blessing on these for whom we also pray.


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