Saturday, September 16, 2017

Prayer 1695: for justice

Once again, a black male has been killed by a white police officer in St. Louis, and the officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Lord have mercy, and grant your comfort to the family of Anthony Smith.

Lord Jesus, come into our hearts and minds,
for we seek to walk in your way.
Guide us into the way of peace and justice, O Christ, 
led by your example of love, life, and compassion.
Be with those who mourn and despair, Lord, 
with those whose humanity is denied.
Then strengthen us to stand together, O God,
against the forces of violence and death.

We cast ourselves before you, O Savior:
let our cry come to you.
Let your healing love wash over us and fill us, 
reminding us again of how you call us to live.
Lord Jesus, we lay our cares before you:
grant your peace to our prayers.


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