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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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Prayer for the shooting in Santa Clarita, California

God who knits all your children tenderly and with stitches of grace before the day they are born, we pray in sorrow for this birthday tragedy of a young man who killed classmates on his sixteenth birthday. We pray for … Continue reading

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Prayer after the Shooting in Greenville Texas

God, we remember with confidence the promise that your home is the one with so many rooms, but this is not the homecoming that we would wish. We pray for tender comfort to surround those who mourn, for gifts of … Continue reading

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Prayer after the shooting in Chita, Siberia

God, who holds each soldier of every country tenderly in so many times of risk, be in the midst of those who never expected a colleague to open fire upon them. Comfort those who have lost a friend, member of … Continue reading

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Prayer for Odessa and Midland, Texas

God, who meets us on every road of life, the road to Bethlehem where all children are born, the road to Damascus when we turn our lives around the road to Emmaus as you explain what is really true in … Continue reading

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For those who did not see …

For those who did not see, who did not realize the child or parent, brother, sister, friend, neighbor, workmate, acquaintance, would pick up a gun and kill, I pray today. For those who say — he was quiet,  or — … Continue reading

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