Praying this morning for people around our world who are entertaining thoughts of bloodshed.
May their spirits be touched by grace so overwhelming, that whatever is broken in them would begin to mend. May people come into their lives who flood their hearts with love so strong, that the fires of violence would be quenched and not stoked. And may we so clearly know what part we can take, that we may bring healing and hope to our communities and world. Gracious and ever-loving God, help us to be carriers of your peace into the hurt. Give us your wisdom, strength, and courage as we desperately seek a way forward. We believe you desire to guide us… so we ask that you do so! Amen!