Lord God of liberation and healing,
You saw your people suffering in Egypt
and delivered them from captivity and death.
You continue to see works of violence and weep.
Soothe the suffering of your children in Orlando.
Grant those who are hurting healing of body
and those who are grieving peace of mind.
Restore in all of us
a renewed faith in your protection and care.
Protect us from the violence of others
and the hatred we harbor within our own hearts.
Guard us with Your tranquility, safety, and peace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship
Thank you for posting this.
Thank you for offering this prayer and helping us to process the hurt of these events in our country.
Thanks Bill for focusing our attention upon the One whose presence brings comfort and healing in the worst of time.
Just want to add my thanks for this prayer…..
God is a God of peace and He hears the cry of his people. Thanlks for sharing.
Thanks for this. It is a sad statement of our times that this happened.