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Prayer for the United States

Posted by Harmony United Church on January 11, 2021 at 5:50 PM


In light of current events in Washington, our Moderator Richard Bott offers the following prayer:


Prayer for Our US Neighbours

As we follow our newsfeeds,

and observe with horror

what is happening in the capital of the United States of America,

we call on you, Creator of All Love.

We painfully remember peaceful protests of tangible and documented injustices,

led by Black and Indigenous peoples

who were sadly met with undue hostility and violence,

and characterized as rioters,

in contrast to how the violent clashes incited by Trump supporters

on baseless claims is being responded to

and reported on.

We pray for those who are most acutely experiencing the terror caused by these actions,

and those who deeply understand the hatred and racism that such acts fuel.

We call on you, Prince of Peace,

and pray for your wisdom, your guidance, and your love,

that those who are rioting would leave Washington,

so that elected decision-makers can go back

to their chambers,

to the lawful work that they have been given

by the people of the United States.

We pray, with all that we are,

loving God.


―Moderator Richard Bott, Adele Halliday, and Alydia Smith


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