Patriot Day Prayer
Heavenly Father, Creator of All,
You have created the human person as good. You have placed us in the world as one human family, as sisters and brothers.
We pray today for all victims of violence across the world, for the healing of their mind and body, for their mourning family members, for the repose of their souls.
Jesus, You have told us to love our enemies, and to pray for those who persecute us. Give us the strength and courage to forgive. Remove all lingering desire for revenge.
Holy Spirit, reveal to us the mercy of God. Give us the gift of Your peace that surpasses all understanding.