pmc-tree-of-life (1)From the violent actions of others,
From the violence of our systems,
From the violence within our own hearts,
Prince of Peace, save us.

For our weapons and our walls,
For our raids and our cells,
For the fear and hatred we harbor,
God of love, forgive us.

In our exhaustion,
In our confusion,
In our anger,
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

By your wisdom,
With your love,
In your power,
Holy Spirit, lead us forward.


Rev. Joanna Harader serves as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, KS. Her blog is

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