Saturday, September 10, 2011
God of all creation,
maker of all good things,
please be with the victims of violence.
Forgive us, Savior, Son of God, for
the violence and hate we cause.
partner with you in the redemption of all things.
Father, be with those who are the cause of such
unspeakable violence. We confess that we are no
better, for we are all capable of hurting others,
and we too, are guilty of sin.
We ask you God, please grant us the gift of your
Spirit, that we may live gracefully toward those who
hate, to those who hurt, and to those who suffer.
Spirit, teach us mercy. Enable us to extend the
mercy of Christ to those who are hurting and to those who
cause hurt. God forgive us, and help us to forgive others.
This world is yours; your Son, Christ, died for all the world.
Help us to see the whole world and everyone in it, as recipients of
your free gift of grace.