Thank you Jesus for the gift of a beautiful day. On this memorial day, I pray For an end to the violence perpetrated by harsh words, deadly weapons, or cold indifference. May our homes, our nation, and countries around the world become havens of peace.
I pray For the grace to see every human being as a child of God, regardless of race, language or culture.
I pray For the wisdom to receive the stories and experiences of those different from ourselves and to respond with respect.
I pray For the strength to teach my children how to resolve differences non-violently and respectfully, and the courage to model it in my own behavior.
I pray For our faith community, that we may celebrate and welcome the diverse faces of Christ in our worship, our ministries, and our leaders.
I pray For our faith community, that we may respond boldly to the Holy Spirit's call to act together to end violence and racism.
I pray For healing and justice for all those who have experienced gun violence and all forms of hate crimes.
I pray For the protection of all police and first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety; for fair and just policing that will promote peace and wellbeing in all our neighborhoods.
I pray For our public officials, that they will strive to work for fair education, effective gun laws, good immigration policies, adequate housing, and equal opportunities for employment for all.
I pray For our church of God in America, that we may cultivate welcome, extend hospitality, and encourage the participation of people of all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.
I pray For the courage to have difficult conversations about racism, and for a better appreciation of how our words and actions – or even our silence – can impact our communities.
I pray For solidarity in our global human family, that we may work together to protect those who are most vulnerable and most in need.
I make these prayers in Jesus most powerful name I pray Amen. God bless America. - 4 hours ago