Prayer for peacemaking

“Let us pray that we remember the promise of your Spirit poured out upon all flesh
that we do not wait for others to be peacemakers
but take up the work ourselves,
and that your healing power be poured out in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, and in all places
where families grieve lives ended too soon, and the brokenness of our human communities is laid bare.”

Prayer shared by the Rev. Yvette Schock, Associate Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, during the Advent Eucharist Service on Dec. 9, 2014. “My petition was inspired in part by ‘Advent Credo’ by Daniel Berrigan,” she said.

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