Monday, June 13, 2016

In the wake of so much hate and killing

help us, Lord, to be willing to praise You
for Jesus’ sake, filling us with mercy
and Your unadulterated care to pass
along to peoples everywhere as we
pray for You to “Forgive them, Father,
for they don’t know what they do,” and,
Lord Jesus, as You shed Your blood
for us, we thank You for the flood
of people giving their blood today,
so the injured may keep on living –
healed by Your love – and forgiving.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016