Holy God,

We are deeply disturbed, shocked and grieved.
We struggle with the world that just seems to get worse and worse and worse.

But we come to You in prayer, knowing You are with us, as we

Pray for our city.
Pray for the child who was maced.
Pray for the grieving and the broken-hearted.
Pray for justice.
Pray for Black Lives to really matter.
Pray for no more death.
Pray that we listen.
Pray that we learn.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Set our hearts on fire.

Purify us, cleanse us from sin, and restore us on the path of justice, mercy, love, and peace.

For You are our God.
You made us in Your image.

You sent Your son Jesus to us so that we might have life, now and always.

You sent Your Spirit to be with us forever, so that we might build Your reign on earth as it is in heaven, that we might fulfill the vision when all people of every nation and tribe and language come together, and know You are God, and know Your love and peace.

We pray for that day, and we pray for our hearts to turn to You, to do justice, to love mercy, and to go humbly in Your ways.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Amen.

 

(written in the context of Seattle, May 30th, 2020)

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