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I Cry Out To You, Lord, Hear My Prayer…

June 18, 2015


My heart aches today, Lord
Nine lives taken senselessly
A church is supposed to be a place of refuge
Last night it became a slaughterhouse
So much hatred in this world
Lord, your heart must break
We are all created in your image
Called to be sisters and brothers
Yet my sisters and brothers of color
Are treated as less than human by some
You know the pain and the sorrow
Your son hung upon the cross
Tortured and murdered by the Empire
Lord, I don’t know what to pray
Hear the groans of my aching heart
Comfort all who mourn
Dona nobis pacem
Grant us peace

Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church mourns… our nation must mourn… this must stop… love can overcome hate… color of skin is just that… color… we are all God’s children… each one of us… regardless of race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic background… we are all God’s children… Lord, Grant us peace… Dona nobis pacem…

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  1. Brigid Clare permalink

    Your words, your heart, have added to my tears; but this is a gift. God gives this gift of tears, this gift of heartbreak; that we might return and more fully open to the Love that is so desperately seeking us out. Into every darkened mind, heart, soul, and corner of the world; Lord Christ; come. ❤

  2. Reblogged this on jpburgess and commented:
    My friend the padre’s heart groans like mine. Join me in his prayer. Dona nobis pacem. Grant us peace.

  3. Reblogged this on lovetrumps.

  4. Prayer Pilgrim permalink

    Reblogged this on Prayer Pilgrim and commented:
    Excellent post from a friend.

  5. mrsgridley0630 permalink

    Thank you for this. As I read it my anger at this situation subsided. It was right on time.

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