|In memory of Lori Kaye, left, who gave her life to shield her rabbi in the shooting at Chabad in Poway, CA on Friday.|
She was laid to rest yesterday.
Most Merciful God,
we thank you for bringing us together this day:
anoint us with the power of your Spirit,
and fill us with your light,
that we may do the work you have given us to do
and walk in wisdom and grace.
Lord, strengthen us to persevere in faith and love,
led by your gospel to be resolute and unyielding
in resisting the forces of evil, terror, and carnage.
make us bold to reclaim our power
to shape our communities
by the precepts of peace,
Led by your Word, O Creator,
let us work together for the common good,
creating the Beloved Community you have called us to be,
where all enjoy the blessings
of ease, contentment, and security.
draw within your merciful embrace
all who weep and grieve this day,
and grant your healing to those
whose bodies, minds, or spirits have been wounded by violence.
stretch forth your hand that we may take it,
and draw within your protection all those for whom we pray.
Aricle commemorating Lori Kaye can be found here: https://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/4366652/jewish/Remembering-Lori-Kaye-60-Who-Thought-of-Others-Before-Herself.htm .