Prayer for March 9, 2021

Prayer for March 9, 2021: Please pray with me. God of peace, we claim to want peace, but we seem really good at coming up with excuses for why we can’t have it, or practice it, or move towards it, or have hardly anything to do with it really. We’re really good at violence and destruction – we’ve got eons of experience. We’re really terrible when it comes to the hard work of peace making. We give up too easily, throwing in the towel and reverting back to what is most familiar – violence, war, destruction. But hey, we’ve investing so much in the tools of these things. We train people in how to use violence and conduct war. We financially support entire systems designed to do them. We educate people in them. We don’t invest the same kind of resources of money or time into peace making. No wonder it isn’t tried and when it is, that it is only half-heartedly. When are we going stop investing in systems of violence and actually embrace your ways Lord? Amen.

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