Memorial Day prayer

          For all whose lives have been taken by war, grant your mercy O God. For soldiers, civilians, those wounded and neglected, grant your mercy, O God. For earth despoiled and living beings sacrificed, grant your mercy, O God. For our glorification of war and violence and our willingness to hurt others to defend ourselves, grant your mercy, O God. We give thanks for your beloved whom we have sacrificed; we ask blessing for their loved ones, confess our need for your grace, and pray for the redemption of society. Spirit of compassion and gentleness, in the name of the One who was sacrificed, save us by your grace, and grant us your mercy. Amen.

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light

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