Prayer for a Violent World

Loving, merciful God,

Please help us all to love each other as Jesus Christ loves us, with arms wide open and words of forgiveness on our lips.

We are becoming an endangered species–and our predators are each other. Teach us peace. Teach us love. Help us to do what Jesus would do, always, in every situation. Cover us with your sheltering wings and guard our hearts so that we do not come to believe that violence is normal or that the way to conquer hate is with hate or that some people are beyond your love.

May we always find our hope in you! In the name of the one who showed us how to return evil with good,

Amen.

Copyright 2013 Sharon McCart

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