God of resurrection, we remember before you those who have died in the Greenwood Mall shooting. We commend them to your eternal love. Grant healing and wholeness to the survivors and the Greenwood community who are wounded or traumatized, and restore all whose spirits are maimed by such violence. That we may serve as your arms of care to those in distress, we pray: make us instruments of your peace.
God of the promise in word and sacrament, we pray for the church. Give us a voice, your voice, to plead for a society marked by justice and sustained by cooperation among diverse peoples. Train us to resist the lure of brute force. That by your Spirit we may become words and signs of your mercy, we pray: make us instruments of your peace.
Adapted from “All Creation Sings”