Saturday, January 8, 2011

Praying for the victims in the AZ shooting

Loving God, welcome into your arms the victims of violence in AZ. Comfort their families and all who grieve for them. Heal those who are recovering from their wounds and help us in our anger, fear and uncertainty. Bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love and help us work towards that peaceful day, when no one will mourn for a loved one, gun down by violence. We pray this in your son's name, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (adapted from a prayer I found online)

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen. (BCP)

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