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 22: Confession of Brokenness and Sin
Merciful and compassionate God, we come to you broken and weary by the violence that surrounds us and the violence and fear that dwells within us. We come to you, confessing that we perpetuate violence by denying its very presence in our own lives and refusing to hold accountable the institutions that live and move by violent means. We come to you seeking mercy and forgiveness. Help us to name and claim all that separates us from you, from one another, and from the most vulnerable of your creation.
We come to you, praying for guidance and wisdom, that we might see your way, delight in your will, live as Jesus did, loving neighbors as ourselves, and be your presence for healing and justice in this world. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ, our Way, our Truth, and our Life.
Used with permission. From the downloadable resource “Worship Resources Following Public
Violence in American Cities,” Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2016.