Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Oh God of healing,
We are called to wholeness.
We are called to community.
We are called to restore and renew.

To darkness of division,
We choose to respond with light.
To the despair of violence,
We chose to respond with peace.
Trusting in your light and your peace,
To open a way forward.

Oh God of healing,
Help us to listen and learn,
Present to the sorrow we all bear.
Help us to reflect on your teaching,
As we seek new beginnings.
Help us to act with the realization,
We are all your children,
We are all brothers and sisters,
Connected with sacred bonds.

God of healing,
Hear our prayer for wholeness,
For community, for restorative peace,
And for the healing of our nation.

In Christ’s name, hear our prayer. Amen

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever.

Jane Deren, PhD