Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prayer 1630: Witnessing the power of peace

Last night we had a candlelight Vespers service and vigil on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Holy One, abide with us
and within our hearts
as we seek You and praise your saving power.

Lord, on holy ground we have witnessed
how You work in the hearts
of healers and helpers
to work your peace in the world.
Make us instruments of that peace,
that we can sow healing and hope
in a world too often divided and hurting.
Empower us through your Spirit
to joyfully work for reconciliation, 
in the name of Christ, our Savior.

Bless and keep us, we humbly pray,
and draw us to You, O God, in all we do.
Lord Jesus, soothe the suffering whose cry is to You,
and grant your peace to all whom we now name.


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