O Lord, on Saturday
we joined a march, against gun violence,
organized in our retirement community.
We have allowed those
who want to make money on guns
overwhelm our common sense.
Forgive us, Lord
for all the children
and young people
who have lost their lives
because we have looked the other way
instead of dealing with the gun lobby.
You showed us the way of peace
and we turned to violence.
Forgive us, Lord. Amen.
“If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.”
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”