Mourning Prayer

This Sunday, August 12th, Brookfield Presbyterian Church will be holding the Sikh Community in prayer during our morning worship service at 9:30 a.m.  I encourage you to join us in worship this Sunday as we stand in solidarity against the hatred and violence they have suffered this past weekend in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. 

The BEGIN (Brookfield Elm Grove Interfaith Network comprised of Christians, Muslims, Baha’is, Hindus, Jews, and Unitarian Universalists) is discussing plans for how we, as an interfaith community, can support our brothers and sisters whose religious faith is so peaceful and full of acceptance for all people.   

Please join me in extending to the Sikh Community our prayers and sincere sympathies for the terrible shock and losses they have suffered.  If you are interested in knowing more about the Sikh faith, information can be found at www.sikhs.org.  

Let us pray…  God of Compassion, you watch our ways and weave out of horrific happenings Your wonders of goodness and grace. Surround those who have been traumatized by this violent tragedy with a sense of Your present love; hold them in Your merciful arms.  Though they are filled with grief at this senseless act, may they find You and be comforted. Help us stand with all brothers and sisters of humanity, Ever Seeing God. Open our eyes, our ears, our feet, our tongues to Your Way of Peace.  Teach us, God of Peace, how to turn “swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks” so we may live today in the new world of Your Kingdom.  Always and forever, Creator God, to Your honor and glory we humbly pray.   Amen and Amen!

Yours in Christ, Pastor Julie

 

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