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Good Friday Unison Prayer

O God, who grace feels abundant in our sunshine, but far removed in our shadows: We have come today to bear witness to Jesus’ suffering and death upon a cross. We are appalled at the injustice and inhumanity — not only of his last day, but of days in our lives when we hear about greed, corruption, discrimination, hatred, violence, and death. We mourn for Syrian civilians who have been gassed, for refugees of all countries who are fleeing oppression, and for poverty and sickness that are far too pervasive in our world. Teach us the lessons of peace, justice, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, and love that we may respond to our world more wisely and compassionately. Let not this day of darkness hinder our resolve to follow in Christ’s ways, and to make our world a better place. In the midst of salacious suffering and the callousness of crucifixion, let us hold on to hope in resurrection.

— Rev. Bret S. Myers, 4/6/2017

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