A Prayer for Love

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A Prayer for Love

Loving God, in whom we live and move and breathe and have our entire existence,

On this day we shudder in the wake of death dealt to our friends and neighbours as they worshiped in your holy place and called on you in love.

On this day we weep with those who weep. We are filled with the deep despair of a world and culture steeped in fear and hatred.

On this day we struggle to understand how our systems and arrangements of power, our political rhetoric and inability to bear witness to truth are complicit in new acts of discrimination, destruction, and death.

On this day we seek, in you, the strength to stand with our neighbours, no matter the threat against them, On this day we seek, in you, the strength to speak truth to power, to insist on change, to offer love to those we fear On this day we seek, in you, the guidance, support, blessing and grace we need to go forward on the Way with Christ, Wherever his call to Love might take us.

Help us, Loving One, to be the people you inspire us to be.
On this day and all days,
Help us to be lamps on the journey out of fear and suffering and into love.


by Keith Simmonds posting on the BC Conference website.