Sunday, May 01, 2011

Prayer At the End of Today

Prayer For Our Enemies from the Book of Common Prayer

O God, the Creator of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


JCF said...

And amen.

Rick+ said...

Thank you for this prayer. I wept through the President's video this morning. I understand a sense of justice being done; I understand a sense of relief, but I was sickened to see celebrations like after a football game. It isn't that the man didn't deserve it – he did – but we have to ask what it does to our own souls when we rejoice at the death even of a clear enemy.

Bateau Master said...

When our Lord, Jesus is standing there at the reconciliation - image the puzzled look on one of the party's face. And I don't think he will be meaning "Win the Future!"