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Regarding Sacrifices — Guest Post by Carol Hallman

 I am grateful to Carol Hallman for sharing her poem. In the silence After the shotThe pungent smell Of gunfire and deathRagged Breath of the dying Blood Spilling intoThe streets Siren’s fillingThe air Crying      sobbing Sorrow    anger Just a new … Continue reading

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From Matthew 26:52 for Orange, California

Then Jesus said to us, “Put your guns away;for a society that takes up guns will perish by them.” On this Maundy Thursday,O foot-washer, bread-breaker,One who feeds even a betrayer,singer of a hymnsleepless pray-er, we read the small holy week … Continue reading

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Prayers for Boulder, Colorado

O Holy God, you have told usthrough the prophet Isaiahto come and buywine and milk, to eat what is goodand you ask us why we spend moneyfor that which is not bread –for bullets and for guns. And now we … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shootings in Atlanta

God, more acquaintedwith massage parlors than churches,we know that you were therein Atlantaamong those who lost their lives.This was your hour, your sorrow,your accompanying each oneinto the passingthat aligns with their faith. We mourn the gifts they will not shareand … Continue reading

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Prayer for Rockford, Illinois

Emmanuel, we know you are with usin our work and our rest,in our holiday spiritsand our pandemic stresses, but we did not anticipate this,a new gun tragedy,where playing at a bowling alleyand picking up take-out food,the simplest weekend pleasures,led to … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Nova Scotia Shootings

God, in a time of viral death we are unprepared for violent death in a time when we are taught that staying-at-home is safest, we are shocked by invasion of home, and death on the city street, and what is … Continue reading

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Prayer for Milwaukee

God, we pray for those who lost a friend, a family member, a colleague — someone, who silenced the alarm clock woke-up, ate breakfast, said good-bye, and went to work at Molson Coors Brewery and was shot to death. We … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ

O Holy One, whose house should be a house of prayer and not a place of violence, tenderly gather those who grieve in Texas this day into your loving embrace. Hold in our remembrance those who died protecting others. Be … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Pensacola Shooting

O Holy One, comfort, O comfort, your people gathered together from many places — those who call you Emmanuel, Adonai, Allah. Speak tenderly to Pensacola and to parents and friends of those killed — Joshua Kaleb Watson, Mohammed Sameh Haitham, … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Pensacola Shooting

O Holy One, comfort, O comfort, your people gathered together from many places — those who call you Emmanuel, Adonai, Allah. Speak tenderly to Pensacola and to parents and friends of those killed — Joshua Kaleb Watson, Mohammed Sameh Haitham, … Continue reading

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