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Prayer to End Violence

God of Goodness,

You know that the violence in our communities is out of control.
It is taking our helpless and innocent ones; it is taking our children.
We confess that beyond the violence in our streets, is the violence in our own hearts.
We contribute to a culture of violence whenever we give into hatred, fear, indifference, and our own self-satisfaction.
It seems we are growing numb to the suffering, the loss, the indignity done to our brothers and sisters and to our earth.
But in our own hearts, and in the heart of the community, help us to value life over instant gratification, and to value sharing over greed.
Empower us to acknowledge and affirm our children, our spouses, our neighbors, and seek respectful solutions to our conflicts.
Create through us a world where it will be easier to be good. Your spirit, given to us is not timid.
Trusting that your desire for us is peace, not hatred, we pray this in Your name.

—Adapted from https://www.arch-no.org/articles/a-prayer-to-end-violence-1


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