Let the Shooting End
God, our hearts are broken with pain at the senseless deaths caused by gun violence.
Families mourn, children live in fear, and some in our nation respond by arming themselves with more guns with greater capacity to end life.
Our disconnection and alienation has caused some to turn to guns for protection and safety.
We ask that your touch our hearts with your love, heal our brokenness, and turn us away from violence toward peace.
Help us to transform our own hearts and to seek peaceful ways of resolving our differences.
Let our hands reach out and connect to those who feel alone, those who live in fear, and those suffering from mental illness.
Let our voices be raised asking our legislators to enact gun laws to protect all in our society, especially those most vulnerable.
Let our pens write messages demanding change while also scripting words of hope and transformation.
We ask this in the name of the God who desires that we live together in peace.
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