Prayers to End Gun Violence
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Liturgical resources from Bishops United Against Gun Violence
- Excerpted from "A Prayer to End Gun Violence," by People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO); find the prayer on the Social Justice Resource Center
God of the slain,
God of the murdered and the victim,
The voice of lamentation echoes across the land.
Wailing beside graves opened too soon,
Weeping beside stains of blood
From the dead and the injured
Pouring forth from bullet wounds:
The child shot,
The domestic assault,
The gang violence,
The mass murder,
The long night of death made easy by guns
And automatic weapons.
The long night of sorrow made easy
By reckless access to machines of slaughter.
- Excerpted from "Against Gun Violence," © 2016 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com )