This time of crisis in our church can seem overwhelming and hopeless. However our Lord tells us to pray, have faith and trust in Him for “we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God”. Consider having your Connect group pray for priests and victims. Also, consider having your connect group attend Conversations with Fr. Eric Hill on May 8, 15 and 22 at 7:15 pm. Details here.
God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, and always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by the blood of his cross.
Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in
Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers and
sisters. Breathe wisdom into our prayers,
soothe restless hearts with hope,
steady shaken spirits with faith:
Show us the way to justice and wholeness,
enlightened by truth and enfolded in your
Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform our brokenness.
Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and
grace, o that we may act with justice
and find peace in you.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.