Prayer for peace

We pray for the people of Gaza and Israel. The very thought that such atrocities can be justified and meted out to another person, let alone that the victims are innocent civilians, is beyond comprehension. Upwards of 4,000 people have already been killed, many more maimed and injured.

Dear God, in the name of all that is holy and good, please restore sanity to all sides without delay. To kill is not even a last resort, it is simply a sign of humankind’s utter failure to understand anything about God’s will.

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