Daily Psalm and Prayer, August 9, 2020

Daily Psalm and Prayer, August 9, 2020



A Prayer from Bishops United Against Gun Violence

God who Remembers, we hold before you all who have died from the plague of gun violence in our land. We remember those who have taken their lives with a gun, those who have died in school shootings and mass shootings, those who have died by a gun in the course of an argument or from abuse or by accident or during the commission of a crime. We lift our voices in sorrow and frustration knowing that every life is infinitely valuable to you. Receive all who have died into the arms of your mercy, bless those who mourn with the hope of eternal life, and strengthen our hearts and our arms to bring an end to this scourge. This we pray in the name of the one who overcame the power of death, your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 



Psalm 67

  May God be merciful to us and bless us, *
show us the light of his countenance and come to us.
  Let your ways be known upon earth, *
your saving health among all nations.
  Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, *
for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all the nations upon earth.
  Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
  The earth has brought forth her increase; *
may God, our own God, give us his blessing.
  May God give us his blessing, *
and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.




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