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Evening Prayer – 8 November 2016

November 8, 2016

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow 

A nation is divided

Hatred and fear have driven wedges even between families

Somewhere we have lost the ability to collaborate 

Somewhere we have lost the ability to cooperate 

Somewhere our leaders have forgotten about selfless service

On this night, Lord, my heart aches

On this night, Lord, my prayers are groans too deep for words

While I look at this nation I remember

I remember families who mourn the loss of loved ones

I think about funeral services I will be officiating at

I also think about brave peace workers in North Dakota

Standing up for Mother Earth and against injustice

I think about the victims of hate and terror in Syria

I think about all who suffer because of humanity’s depraved indifference 

Yes, Lord, I ponder, remember, and pray

Lord, tomorrow the sun will rise

Lord, a nation and world will continue to be in turmoil

In such a position, I come before you

Lord, may your Light pierce the darkness

Lord, may your Healing touch reach out

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem et in Terra

Grant Us Peace on Earth

Peace on the Earth you created

Pour out your healing balm upon us

Pour out your Spirit of reconciliation upon us

Pour out your Spirit of Peace 

Again I pray… Dona Nobis Pacem et in Terra

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3 Comments
  1. Cheryl Anne permalink

    {{{Gentle Padre}}} Praying with you. ❤

  2. Beautifully expressed prayerful thoughts. Joining you in prayer for all nations. It is our best resource for light and peace in a dark world. Bless you, Michael. 💜

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