Prayer for Peace in our Schools (USA)

God, hen, gatherer of chicks,
Savior, weeper over all places
that have no peace,
Spirit, whom to receive
is to feel the breath of wind
in a breeze across a playground,

we pray this morning
for Rigby, Idaho,
where a sixth grader started shooting
in the school hallway …
for two students and an adult injured,
and for all the fear,

and we pray this morning
for Columbia, South Carolina,
where a school bus hijacker threatened
driver and eighteen children
with a rifle,
and for all the fear.

Holy One, we pray for everyone
who has power
to take the guns away –
would that they know,
maybe their hearts tipped over
by this day

the things that make for peace.

amen.

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8 Responses to Prayer for Peace in our Schools (USA)

  1. beegood1 says:

    Amen thx for sharing ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Laurie Rowan says:

    Not again? Dear God, move those that have the power to prevent this to finally take action. Thank you , Maren, for your prayer in these nightmare situations.

  3. Nancy Donovan says:

    Amen 🙏

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. So deeply heartbreaking. Thank you for not letting us forget.

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