Monday, September 16, 2013

Prayer in the face of yet more gun violence

O God of Life, Creator of the universe, Sustainer of all, we come before you in sorrow and anger at the killing on our streets and in our schools, workplaces and houses of worship. We come in repentance at our own participation in the culture of violence in our land. We come in hope borne of past victories over injustice, asking for strength and clarity and fortitude, that we might bring about transformation in our laws, in the ways we resolve conflict and address fear, in our tolerance for violence, in the hearts of our leaders and our fellow Americans. May we become a people who put our trust in You, not in our weapons. By your mighty power, and in your overwhelming love, renew our vision for peace and safety in our land, beginning with us today, we pray. Amen. [source: Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT]

5 comments:

mpm2x said...

Can't practice forgiveness huh?

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

No clue what you're talking about

mpm2x said...

you kicked me off your blog a long time ago...

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

Doesn't ring a bell but I have indeed -- from time to time -- invited folks who couldn't abide by the comments above to find something else to do with their time.

Still not sure what it is you're looking me to practice forgiveness about. But have a great day and God bless.

mpm2x said...

Back to the topic at hand, This is a tragedy, though perhaps something good will come of this... e.g. a stronger mental health system.

What I personally hopes happens (because I suffer from a mental illness) is to see the criminal justice system deal with mental illness in a more human way.

What do you think?