A prayer inspired by John 17:21 and based on The United Church of Canada’s “A New Creed” and the United Church of Christ’s “Statement of Faith (in the Form of a Doxology).”
Inspired by Psalm 23 and A Moment of Truth
Creator God, be with us in these times of trouble:
we are surrounded by images of violence from ....
we are called to wrestle with how to respond to the devastation, death, fear, and hatred around us with compassionate and prophetic love.
we grieve for a cycle of violence that seems never-ending, and for a world that values some lives more than others.
we grieve for the dead and accompany in prayer and love all those who mourn the loss of life and security.
we confess that we who profess to follow Jesus have been unable or unwilling to obey the...