Dear Lord,sunset

As the sun sets on this day,

we pray that the sun would also set

on violence,

on hatred,

on the careless disregard for life,

on the picking out of groups of people who

may be different from ourselves.


As the sun rises tomorrow,sunrise

we pray that the families affected by the

recent shootings will find themselves

embraced by

their faith communities,

by their schools,

by their neighbors,

by their co-workers,

by love,

by hope,

by you Lord.