Saturday, July 9, 2016

In Light of #Dallas #BatonRouge #Minnesota

A word from our Presiding Bishop

For the Human Family (from the BCP)

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

God renewer of life and fountain of mercy:

Be with us in the aftermath of loss and violence;

Open our hearts every more fully to love our neighbors,

Particularly those who seem most different from us,

And those who may bring us suffering and harm;

Help us to have the eyes and mind of Christ,

And to trust that your mercy is over all your people;

Give us courage, in the midst of trouble,

to live as those already sharing your resurrection life,

rejoicing in the goodness of your reign,

and by the grace of your Holy Spirit keep us in your peace,

through Jesus our Savior. Amen.

prayer by the Rev. Jennifer Phillips

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