God of the broken, the fearful, the angry, whose faithfulness rescues and raises up the grieving… we barely have words for the pain. Be with us, and stay close beside all who are hurting. Calm the angry, quell the vengeful. Sooth the mourners, heavy with sorrow. Send the wisdom and strength of your Spirit to melt our raging hearts, to quiet our minds, to counsel the convictions of our leaders, to console all, all who are bullied, battered, or beaten because of who they are. Let there be a day when violence, bigotry, and terror are no more. Let there be a day when children are free to roam, to run, to dance, to laugh, to play, and to sing as one, once more. Let there be a day of lasting peace. Amen

Source: CSJs of Carondelet

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