Prayer for Pittsburgh

Creator of Life,
You created human beings
in Your image, each person
A universe.

Whole.
Complete.
Precious.
You gave us eyes to see.
And minds to reason.
You gave us hearts to understand
And hands to reach out. 

Creator of eyes and minds, and
Of hearts and hands,
Our hearts are breaking and our
Eyes are spilling tears. For
Plowshares have been beaten back to swords, and
We have lost eleven precious souls whose blood was spilt
In hatred.  

Source of Shelter,
Help us mourn our dead and comfort the living.
Teach us to see Your image in the eyes of our neighbor.
Teach us to use our hands, and hearts,
To reach out to those that mourn.
To those that fear.
To those that hate.
And hold us all in the shelter of peace once more.

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