DAY 15: That They May, Again, Rejoice

We continue our reflection on God’s call to us through the ELCA’s “60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence.”

DAY 15: That they may, again, rejoice

We are a church of people moved by our faith in Jesus Christ and equipped by the Holy Spirit to
share hope, compassion, and support in the world, especially with people who have suffered loss,
are grieving, or live in fear of violence and injustice.

Prayer for those who have suffered abuse and violence

Let us pray:

Holy One, you do not distance yourself from the pain of your people, but in Jesus you bear that
pain with all who suffer at others’ hands. With your cleansing love, bring healing and strength to
those who have been affected by gun violence, and by your justice, lift them up, that in body,
mind, and spirit, they may again rejoice. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. (Evangelical Lutheran
Worship, p.84)