Prayer for Peace in National Violence

“Our God will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. 
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”

Isaiah 2:4 

God who is beyond politics and nations,

Christ who transcends the power of violence,

Holy Spirit who animates all people,

Be with our country in this moment of violence, division, and turmoil.

Transform our rage and hate that we might see our brothers and sisters with your eyes.

Break our hearts of stone, give us hearts of love and understanding that your peace might prevail.

Amen. 


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