A Prayer for the People of San BernardinoRead More
as I begin this week, care for me as your beloved child.
Help me to do what you are calling me to do
when it's easy but especially when it's hard.
Send your Spirit to guide me in my victories and in my trials.
Be with me in my work and in my leisure
as I seek to be the best that I can be
and do to the best of my abilities that which you want me to do. Amen.
God of Peace,
we pray this day for the people of Paris
who are, tonight, victims of senseless violence.
We confess that too often we live as a people of warfare
instead of living into the peace to which you call us to embrace.
Be with the victims of today's terrorist attacks,
may the bloodshed be as little as possible,
may those who have been hurt be healed,
may those who have lost their lives be welcomed into your arms.
Be with the police, the medical workers, the volunteers,
and the Good Samaritans that are welcoming strangers into their homes.
Help us in all that we do that your peace may be made known
in the face of a world that so often moves in the opposite direction. Amen.